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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Apr 1, 2014

The Rutherford County Judicial Building was evacuated Monday after a call came into the Court Clerk’s office around 9 a.m., the Daily News Journal reports. The caller reportedly said, “The bomb is going to go off in 20 minutes.” The building’s security team evacuated employees and visitors as deputies searched the building for signs of a bomb. The county’s judges were evacuated to a safe, undisclosed location. The scene was declared safe around 11 a.m. after Tennessee Highway Patrol dogs searched the five-floor building but did not find a bomb. Detectives will now focus on identifying the individual who called in the threat.