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"All clear" given at Ector Co. Courthouse, Annex after bomb threats were called in

Scene at the Ector Co. Courthouse (Source: KWES) Scene at the Ector Co. Courthouse (Source: KWES)
ECTOR COUNTY, TX (KWES) -

The "all clear" has been given following a bomb threat at the Ector County Courthouse on Thursday afternoon. 

The Ector County Sheriff's Office said a call came in to the district clerk's office around 1:30 p.m. stating that there were three separate bomb threats at the courthouse, that this was "no joke" and the bombs would detonate at 3 p.m.

The Ector County Courthouse was immediately evacuated due to the threat. The Ector County Courthouse Annex, which is where early voting was being held, was also evacuated as a precaution.

Several prisoners who were also at the Ector County Courthouse were evacuated as well but the inmates are being brought back in to the courthouse. 

We're told that all three floors of the Ector County Courthouse have been swept and no suspicious packages were found.

At the Ector County Courthouse Annex, elections administrators said that three voters had their ballots canceled due to the threat. The Elections office said they have reached out to those three voters and they will be allowed to return to any polling location to re-cast their ballot. 

No injuries were reported at either location. 

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