Bomb Threat at Hidalgo County Courthouse was False Alarm

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The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Department continues investigating a phone call that was made to the Edinburg Police. The call was of suspicious packages at the courthouse.

The Edinburg Police Department reported the phone call, around 9:00 a.m. Police say the person who made the call warned them about three packages delivered to the courthouse, with a bomb inside one of them.

Staff and visitors at the courthouse, the elections department, and the commissioner’s court building were all evacuated for more than half an hour. County officials say it was a false alarm.

Julia Sullivan – Hidalgo County Public Affairs Director said, “Security personnel from the constable’s office, the sheriff’s office, and office of emergency management went through the buildings. We were given the all clear. Nothing was found. So, the sheriff’s department is investigating.”

This was the second time in less than a year that people and staff were forced to evacuate the courthouse because of a bomb threat.

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