Bomb threat closes Fairfax County Courthouse

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The Fairfax County Courthouse closed Wednesday morning because of a bomb threat.

Fairfax County public information officer Steve Eldert said a bomb threat was received by phone at 9:30 a.m. and the building was evacuated a few minutes later.

“The closing is in an abundance of caution,” said Merni Fitzgerald, director of public affairs for Fairfax County. She said that public safety personnel responded to the scene.

Mr. Eldert said that a search was done throughout the building, and no bomb was found.

The county is actively investigating the source of the phone call.

All hearings scheduled for Wednesday in the circuit, district and juvenile and domestic courts were canceled and will be rescheduled.

The Wednesday afternoon ceremony scheduled for juvenile drivers license holders was canceled and will be rescheduled.

All juvenile intake services were relocated to the Juvenile Detention Center.

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