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Bullitt County courthouse evacuated after inmate calls in bomb threat

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Jonathan Williams, 22 (Courtesy: Bullitt County Detention) Jonathan Williams, 22 (Courtesy: Bullitt County Detention)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Bullitt County Courthouse was evacuated Monday afternoon when a jail inmate called in a bomb threat, according to authorities.

According to a press release, a bomb threat received at 12:30 Monday afternoon stated there were bombs would explode in the attorneys office and the Bullitt County Judicial Center at 2 p.m.

Courthouse deputies and the county judge both ordered an evacuation; the attorneys office was also cleared.

Police say Bullitt County detectives determined the phone call was placed in the Bullitt County Jail.

A jail inmate, 22-year-old Jonathan Williams, was the only person with access to the phone which made the bomb threat, according to police.

Authorities say Williams was in jail on sodomy charges and was sentenced last week.

Williams is now charged with terroristic threatening, obstructing governmental operations and falsely reporting an incident.

LMPD K-9 units and Shepherdsville Police assisted with evacuations and building searches.

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