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Oklahoma Courthouse Placed On Lockdown Due To Bomb Threat

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The Cherokee County Courthouse in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, has been shut down due to a bomb threat, according to sheriff’s department.

According to Cherokee County Sheriff’s spokesman Jason Chennault, an unidentified person called in the bomb threat to the Cherokee County Courthouse around 6:30 AM on Wednesday, July 12.

via KJRH:

The Cherokee County Courthouse is on lockdown after someone called in a bomb threat, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.

Undersheriff Jason Chennault says someone called in a bomb threat to the Cherokee County Courthouse around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.

At this time, no one is being allowed into the courthouse due to the threat. A bomb team is on it’s way, according to the Sheriff’s office.

There have been no injuries reported thus far.

The Tahlequah Public Library was also shut down as a precaution.

About The Cherokee County Courthouse

The Cherokee County Courthouse is located in Cherokee, Iowa, United States. A public multipurpose building was built in the city of Cherokee in 1863. In addition to court functions, it also served as a public hall, schoolroom, and general utility headquarters.

 Several attempts to replace the building failed until 1888 when voters agreed to build a combination courthouse and jail, which was completed in 1891. The present Modernist brick structure replaced it in 1966.

About Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Tahlequah is a city in Cherokee County, Oklahoma, United States located at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. It is part of the Green Country region of Oklahoma and was established as a capital of the 19th-century Cherokee Nation in 1839, as part of the new settlement in Indian Territory after the Cherokee Native Americans were forced west from the American Southeast on the Trail of Tears.

The city’s population was 15,753 at the 2010 census, an increase of 8.96 percent from 14,458 at the 2000 census. The 2014 estimated population is 16,496

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