Bomb Threat Temporarily Closes Circuit Court in Hermiston

The Umatilla County Sheriff's Office is investigating a bomb threat that temporarily closed the Hermiston Circuit Court yesterday morning.

Umatilla County Undersheriff Jim Littlefield says deputies received the bomb threat at the Stafford Hansel Center just before 11 a.m.  Deputies responded and with the assistance of the Hermiston Police Department, evacuated the building.

After a search of the building, nothing was found and the building was repopened for business and has resumed normal activities.