Manatee County Judicial Center, Historic Courthouse evacuated after bomb threat

Manatee County Judicial Center, Historic Courthouse evacuated after bomb threat

BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - Deputies investigated a bomb threat Thursday afternoon that led to the evacuation of the Manatee County Judicial Center and Historic Courthouse in downtown Bradenton.

Deputies and K9 officers spent around an hour clearing the buildings. No bomb was found. While the buildings were checked, there was no disruption to traffic and streets remained open.

The last bomb threat of these buildings came in October 2019. In that threat, nothing suspicious was found and no arrests have been made.

In December 2019, the Sarasota County Courthouse also had to be evacuated due to a bomb threat. There were also no arrests in that case.

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