- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

SYLVA, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say three courthouses in Western North Carolina have received bomb threats.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports (http://avlne.ws/1UCmowS) that Jackson County received a 911 call Thursday from an unknown caller who said there was a bomb located at either the Jackson County Courthouse, the Cherokee Tribal Courts or the Swain County Courthouse. The caller said the bomb was in place and set to go off within the next 72 hours, and authorities would have to figure out where it was located.

Deputies, emergency management, fire departments and EMS spent the day combing through the courthouses with bomb-sniffing dogs. All three buildings were evacuated and remained closed for the rest of the day.

The investigation is ongoing and the buildings remain closed.

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This story has corrected a typo in third graf to “sniffing.”

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Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, http://www.citizen-times.com

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