2 bomb threats Tuesday at Hernando Co. Courthouse

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (WFLA) – Bomb threats were called into the Hernando County Courthouse twice on Tuesday.

Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies, along with officers from the City of Brooksville Police Department and firefighters from both Hernando County Fire Rescue and Brooksville Fire Department, responded immediately.

The first response was at 10:04 a.m. The second response was at 12:22 p.m.

Everyone inside the building had to evacuate including judges, jurors and others who were in courtrooms that were in session.

Streets surrounding the courthouse were closed and people were told to stay away.

Deputies went through the building to check for anything suspicious.

Deputies conducted thorough checks of the building and grounds after each Bomb Threat.  All searches yielded negative results.

The investigation continues.

The Hernando County Courthouse is located at 20 N. Main St. in Brooksville.

The remainder of the Board of County Commission meeting has been postponed until Tuesday, Nov. 14.

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