Henderson County Courthouse reopened after threatening phone call; text message causes evacuation

Published: Jun. 7, 2022 at 12:26 PM CDT
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ATHENS, Texas (KLTV) - The Henderson County Courthouse has reopened after it was evacuated Tuesday after a threatening phone call and text message were sent.

According to Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse, the incident started at around 9 a.m. The main courthouse and annex buildings were evacuated as a result.

Hillhouse said DPS and the ATF arrived and checked the buildings to ensure they were safe. The courthouse and other buildings were found to be clear. Hillhouse said law enforcement is working to identify a suspect or suspects in the threats.

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