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UPDATE: Bomb threat cleared; Putnam Street open

The 200 block of Putnam Street is closed to thru-traffic while the Washington County Courthouse is under search for a bomb threat. (Photo by Michele Newbanks)

Update: Bomb threat cleared, Putnam Street reopened

Chief Deputy Mark Warden of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the clearance of the bomb threat at the Washington County Courthouse.

Putnam Street has reopened to thru-traffic.

The threat remains under investigation with criminal charges likely.

See Friday’s edition of the Times for the full story.

Original post: Bomb threat at Washington County Courthouse; 200 block Putnam Street closed

Chief Deputy Mark Warden of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that the Washington County Courthouse has been evacuated.

Bomb-sniffing dogs are searching the courthouse after a threat was called in today.

Putnam Street, between Second and Third streets is closed.

Further developments on this story will be found online here throughout the day with the full story in Friday’s edition of the Times.

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