UPDATE: 4:10 PM - Officials report no device was found, and the courthouse has been reopened.

Original Story

Early Wednesday afternoon, the courthouse in Virginia, MN was evacuated due to a bomb threat. Officials with St. Louis County report that a 911 call was received on Wednesday afternoon, alleging that there was a bomb in the courthouse. In a release from the county, it reported that all staff and visitors in the building were immediately evacuated.

A search of the courthouse has not led to the discovery of any suspicious items, but out of caution, the building is remaining closed. St. Louis Country officials say law enforcement is working to secure the building and surrounding area and "is aggressively taking steps to verify and address the alleged threat."

No further information is available at this time. We'll update this post with more information as it becomes available.

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