UPDATE: Police stand down after possible bomb threat at Hamilton County courts building

UPDATE: Police stand down after possible bomb threat at Hamilton County courts building

June 25th, 2014 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

A police car blocks the intersection of 7th and Cherry Streets.

Photo by Angela Lewis Foster/Times Free Press.

Chattanooga police officers are standing down after responding about an hour ago outside the Hamilton County courts building.

A large EMS van and a firetruck pulled up near the building have withdrawn and police are taking down crime scene tape they used to seal the block bounded by Market and Cherry streets and Sixth and Seventh streets.

Earlier, the bomb squad was on the scene and a handler took a dog inside the building briefly.

Police have provided no information about the call-out.


Previous story:

Chattanooga police have blocked Market and Cherry streets because of what is believed to be a bomb threat at the Hamilton County courts building.

Squads of police officers and investigators have cordoned off the block between Sixth and Seventh streets. A large EMS vehicle and a firetruck are on the scene.

Police officials have provided no information, but the bomb squad has been seen at the site.