Witness: Bomb threat causes courthouse evacuation



KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Police and fire personnel were rerouting traffic downtown using cars around the perimeter of the Klamath County Courthouse.

That is the voice of Larry, a man who was inside the courthouse before the evacuation. He was standing at the corner of 4th and Main Street around 3:15 p.m. Monday afternoon.

Larry was wearing a cowboy hat and a winter coat trying to stay warm as it was 46 degrees and the wind blowing up to 30 miles per hour at that time.

All police personnel able to comment were inside the courthouse, two separate officers told KAGO.

Many displaced from the courthouse were in adjacent buildings, such as the Nash Building at 404 Main Street. Inside, they were sitting at the base of an eagle statue.

More details about the evacuation Tuesday morning during Viewing the Basin at 7 a.m. on NewsTalk 1150 KAGO and MyBasin.com

UPDATE: 3:52 p.m. – Nov. 19, 2012

KAGO spoke with Klamath County Undersheriff Jeanette Davidson about the situation. People were allowed to go back inside the courthouse.