Monday, October 22, 2012

Hendry Bomb Threat Results In Evacuation

County Courthouse Evacuation Plan To Be Reviewed After Incident

LABELLE, FL. -- The Hendry County, Florida Courthouse was evacuated Monday, October 15th after a bomb threat.

A week later, Lupe Taylor, Hendry's Emergency Management Director said the only information she received was that  "a call came in as a Bomb threat to the Clerk’s office and the Sheriff’s office was called."

The call came in at 3:24 pm and it was cleared at 5:24 pm, she said. The Hendry Sheriff's office evacuated the building and did a search. A search resulted in nothing found, she said.

Agencies called to respond included the Hendry Sheriff’s Office, EMS, and the LaBelle Fire Department.

Emergency Management responded after hear the call on the radio, Taylor said.

She noted in a letter to the County officials, "Hendry County has a Courthouse Evacuation Plan and I will send you the document. This document needs to be updated and I am in the process of setting up a meeting to update it and planning an Exercise/Drill for the Courthouse and Administration building."

The Hendry Sheriff's office did not respond to a request for information.

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