Suspect in custody in courthouse bomb scare

Team Radio Marketing Group - November 20, 2017 2:29 pm

NEWKIRK — Kay County Undersheriff Sean Grigsba said a suspect is in custody in connection with today’s bomb scare at the Kay County Courthouse.

Grigsba said that law enforcement officers listened to the tape of the phone call in which the caller said a bomb or bombs were planted in the courthouse, and from there developed a possible suspect.

He said that Oklahoma Highway Patrol bomb squad officers arrived from Oklahoma City and Tulsa and at 12:10 p.m. had cleared  the building using a dog squad.

All vehicles not belonging to law enforcement were cleared from the courthouse parking lot,  he said, and personnel did another sweep of the building by 12:15 p.m. and a suspect was in custody at 12:30 p.m. The suspect has not been identified at this time.

 

The courthouse remains closed today and will reopen Tuesday morning.

 

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