Dozens Of Bomb Threats Received At Tennessee Courthouses

Posted on: 11:29 am, November 27, 2012, by , updated on: 02:51pm, November 27, 2012

Bomb threats were received at 29 county courthouses across the state of Tennessee today.

The Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security confirms it is  ‘monitoring the situation and assisting local law enforcement agencies as needed.”

A series of bomb threats, possibly from the same person caused delays and frustration in downtown Memphis Tuesday morning.

Memphis Police confirm threats were received by the Post Office, Federal Building and Criminal Justice Center.

Police say all the threats were called in by a woman.

All sites were searched, no devices were found.

A list of current counties that have received threats includes:

West: 9
Benton
Carroll
Crockett
Decatur
Gibson
Hardeman
Hardin
Shelby
Chester

Middle: 6
Bedford
Cannon
Cheatham
Clay
Franklin
Giles

East: 14
Anderson
Fentress
Bledsoe
Grainger
Blount
Greene
Campbell
Hamblin
Carter
Hamilton
Claiborne
Hancock
Cumberland
Bradley

As of 2 p.m., the following county buildings have been searched by local law enforcement, which found no explosive devices:

Clay
Hamblen
Cumberland
Fentress
Cheatham
Bradley
Decatur
Benton
Carroll
Gibson
Hardeman
Bedford
Giles
Bledsoe
Claiborne
Carter
Greene
Hancock