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Yamhill County buildings reopen after bomb threat

Nov 19, 2012 | 5 Comments


News-Register Staff

The Yamhill County Clerk's Office, courthouse and other buildings have reopened following a 30-minute evacuation due to a  bomb threat.

Sources say a caller, apparently male, phoned the clerk's office about 2:50 p.m. Monday saying there was a bomb in a county building. The caller said the threat was not a hoax.

Sergeant Brian Young said all county buildings were checked and nothing suspicious was found. 

Yamhill was one of about 18 locations that received bomb threat calls Monday afternoon. All the calls were apparent hoaxes, according to Oregon State Police.

Last week, six Washington state counties received similar calls during the middle of the afternoon. No bombs were found.

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10:38 pm - Mon, November 19 2012
Georgepowell said:
But It was good that the building was checked. In this case a risk should not be taken
10:38 pm - Mon, November 19 2012
Georgepowell said:
But It was good that the building was checked. In this case a risk should not be taken
07:33 am - Mon, November 26 2012
Roxy said:
someone probably needed a little break!

I remember when i was in school bomb threats were a popular thing, and because you really can't ignore them because of the possibility of them being real well, you evacuate the whole school, check every single room and then get the kids back --- I remember there was a bomb threat on a really nasty, rainy day, people were NOT happy about having to be outside that day!

you can think it's "funny" but if you have seen the damage a real bomb does and you understand the true fear that people who have been through that have, you wouldn't think it was funny at all.
11:46 am - Tue, November 27 2012
Manup said:
Reflections of a particular nursing student at a particular school that didn't feel like taking her test comes to mind. Err on the side of caution, but how annoying.
03:35 pm - Tue, November 27 2012
Roxy said:
i don't think she will ever live that down :-D
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