No threat found at Columbia County Courthouse

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A firefighters enters the Columbia County Courthouse Friday, July 26, 2013. (Courtesy Columbia County Fire & Rescue)

ST. HELENS, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Police have given the all clear at the Columbia County Courthouse after bomb threat was called in on Thursday.

Columbia County Sheriff Jeff Dickerson confirmed that St. Helens police are currently investigating a bomb threat that was called in to the state court’s offices around 2 p.m.

KOIN 6 News will continue to follow this developing story and provide updates as additional information becomes available.

St Helens police officers responded to the report of a bomb threat at the courthouse around 2 p.m. and evacuated everyone inside at the time.

The all clear was given around 3:30 P.M. after a team of officers from multiple agencies searched the building and found no suspicious devices, police said.

Police said there are no suspects at this time, but the investigation continues.

Authorities encouraged anyone with information about this incident to call the St. Helens Police Department at 503.397.1521.

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