Bomb Threats In Oregon & Other States

, Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted: Tue, November 20 2012 at 5:37 PM, Updated: Tue, November 20 2012 at 6:25 PM

Police are tonight still trying to put together connections after bomb threats were called in to courthouses in various states.

Nine calls in Nebraska at the beginning of November, eight bomb threats at Washington state courthouses and now in Oregon. On Monday, at the courthouse in downtown Medford...

"We got a call from communications that there was a bomb threat called in," said Bob Kleker, Jackson County Court Administrator.

Roughly 50 people poured out of the courthouse after someone called in a bomb threat.

According to Oregon State Police, 28 court house facilities and the Oregon Public Service building in Salem also heard their phones ring on Monday between 2:30 and 4:00 in the afternoon.

Reportedly, a sheriff's spokesman in both Klamath and Wasco counties said the anonymous caller indicated the explosives would go off within 25-minutes.

Oregon State Police said they're aware of the other states that have received calls and are investigating.

Oregon State Police said no bombs were found. OSP is asking anyone with information to call their local sheriff's office.

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