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Grant County sheriff investigates suspicious package at courthouse

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office said no explosives were found and employees were asked to go back home for the day. No injuries were reported.
Credit: Grant County Sheriff's Office

EPHRATA, Wash. — Deputies evacuated employees from Grant County Courthouse in Ephrata on Friday morning after a suspicious package was found at the building. 

After the Washington State Patrol bomb squad arrived at the building to assist the sheriff's office, no explosives were found. After deputies check the scene and didn't find any threats to the republic, employees were asked to return to the courthouse, retrieve their belongings and vehicles, and go back home for the day. The courthouse will remain closed to the public all day on Friday.

Around 10:45 a.m. the Grant County Sheriff’s Office said the courthouse employees were evacuated and no injuries were reported. Jail inmates were sheltered inside the jail. The sheriff's office said the package was not in the same building as the jail. 

During the report, the sheriff’s office asked the public to avoid the area until they give the ‘all clear.’

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available.

A suspicious package found at the Grant County Courthouse in Ephrata has prompted the evacuation of employees. Nobody...

Posted by Grant County Sheriff's Office - Tom Jones, Sheriff on Friday, May 6, 2022

    

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