Another bomb threat closes Hampton courthouses Tuesday


HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Hampton police are investigating another bomb threat shut down all three city courthouses on Tuesday morning.

Police say this threat was called into the Hampton Juvenile Domestic and Relations Court on North King Street just before 8 a.m.

Police said an unknown person contacted Public Safety Communications and said there was a bomb threat for the court building.

All three courthouses and surrounding streets were closed as authorities investigated.

A sweep of the courthouse did not reveal any suspicious devices.

Normal operations resumed around noon.

No other details were available, but this is a regular occurrence for Hampton’s courts. One man was arrested in September in connection to a string of threats, but there have been at least two threats since.

The criminal investigation into Tuesday’s threat is ongoing.

Those with information can submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-888-LOCK-U-UP, downloading the P3 tips app to a mobile device, or visiting and submitting a tip.

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