CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — The Chillicothe Police Department is investigating a bomb scare at the Chillicothe Municipal Court.
It took place on Monday shortly before 1 p.m.
According to reports, officers and detectives were dispatched to the courthouse at 95 East Main Street after someone called saying an explosive device was inside the building.
The scene, officers said, was quickly secured and no explosives were located.
Detectives with the police department said the case remains under investigation, and no suspects have been named.
This incident comes just days after an active shooter scare triggered a massive law enforcement response at Chillicothe High School. Officers from the police department and deputies from the sheriff’s office responded to the school last Friday. It was quickly determined that there was no threat and that the call received by the police was fake. Chillicothe became one of nearly a dozen schools across the Buckeye State with active shooter hoaxes.
Officials did not say if the cases were all linked to one another.
On Tuesday, September 20, another bomb scare caused mass evacuations across the east end of Chillicothe. A resident told the Guardian that they had found a suspicious package with what appeared to be a bomb inside it. The Franklin County Bomb Squad was dispatched to the area of Eastern Avenue to examine the suspected device. Bomb technicians would later determine that the item was not explosive.