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Suspect arrested after bomb threat in Bullitt County

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a bomb threat that prompted the evacuation of two Bullitt County court buildings Monday.

According to a news release from Lt. Mike Murdoch with the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office, someone called Bullitt County 911 dispatchers on Oct. 10 claiming there were explosive devices around the courthouse and Sheriff's Office. More than 200 people were evacuated as K9s and officers searched the buildings. 

No explosive device was found.

The Bullitt County Sheriffs Office, Shepherdsville Police, Bullitt County Emergency Management Agency and the Shepherdsville Fire Department responded to the earlier threat.

Three detectives began investigating the source of the call and arrested the suspect at 8:45 p.m.

According to police, 30-year-old Robert Pronovost of Shepherdsville admitted making the threat to avoid going to jail on a case that was scheduled for the afternoon docket.

He's being held in the Bullitt County Corrections Department.

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