bomb threat

The Jefferson County Courthouse, along with other government buildings, was evacuated Aug. 7 for the second time in about two months due to erroneous bomb threats at the building, reports the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. 

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UPDATE: Capt. Crystal Holmes of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office gave the "all clear" at 12:44 p.m., signaling that the courthouse has reopened as no explosive devices were discovered following the bomb threat earlier today. 

Holmes reported that the investigation into the threat would be conducted by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the ATF and the FBI. 

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A business is filing charges on a Kirbyville teen who police have identified as a suspect in one of two bogus bomb threats recently called in to locations in Jasper, police report.

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The Joint Terrorism Task Force associated with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas in Beaumont has made an arrest in the bomb threat made at ExxonMobil on Wednesday, June 15.

A 23-year-old Beaumont, Texas man has been arrested for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.  

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The ExxonMobil Downtown refinery issued a shelter-in-place Wednesday, June 15,  after the refinery received a bomb threat.

"ExxonMobil received a bomb threat shorty before 11 a.m.," said Patrick Trahan, Manager, Public and Government Affairs for ExxonMobil. "We contacted the authorities."

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded along with the Joint Terrorism Task Force. 

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News release from U.S. Attorney's Office:

An Oklahoma man has pleaded guilty to federal charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales Feb. 18.

Parker Ryan Little, 19, of Wagoner, OK, pleaded guilty in federal court today to charges of making a false bomb threat in an appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin. 

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