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Bomb squad blows up suspicious package at Hernando courthouse

BROOKSVILLE -- A bomb squad has exploded a suspicious package outside of the Hernando County Courthouse and officials are examining the debris for any sign of dangerous materials.

A Henando County Sheriff's Office deputy carried the box away from the courthouse in downtown Brooksville around noon and a team from the State Fire Marshal's Office blew it up in a controlled blast, according to the sheriff's office.

The box was mailed to Circuit Judge Richard Tombrink and arrived this morning, officials said. Courthouse workers examined it at the building's x-ray machine but the images of the contents were blurry.

The courthouse was not evacuated, but adjacent Jefferson and Broad Streets were closed temporarily.

Bomb squad blows up suspicious package at Hernando courthouse 10/08/10 [Last modified: Friday, October 8, 2010 1:21pm]
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