CLINTON — A bomb threat prompted an evacuation of the Clinton District Court on Thursday morning, with authorities allowing people to return after a thorough inspection found no danger.
The Clinton Police Department received a call at approximately 9:25 a.m. about a bomb threat at the courthouse located at 300 Boylston St. Officers immediately responded, and the building was evacuated swiftly, ensuring everyone’s safety.
Massachusetts State Police’s K-9 Unit, Clinton Police Officers, and Trial Court Officers conducted a search both inside and around the courthouse.
After deeming the building safe, court employees and the public were permitted to re-enter, and normal court operations resumed.
The Massachusetts State Police, alongside Clinton Police Detectives and Security Officials from the Massachusetts Trial Courts Security Department, are investigating the bomb threat.
In a separate and unrelated incident outside the courthouse, while the bomb threat investigation was still active, Federal Agents from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Detectives from the Danbury, Connecticut Police Department arrested an individual on Boylston Street.
The person, who was leaving the courthouse parking lot, was wanted for violent offenses in Connecticut.
Both incidents occurred on the same morning, but officials confirmed that the arrest was not connected to the bomb threat at the Clinton District Court.