Isle of Wight courts back open after bomb threat causes closure

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — The Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help to find out who called a bomb threat into the Circuit Court Clerk’s office on Wednesday.

Officials said in a news release that the threat was called into the clerk’s office at around 9:30 a.m., which prompted the evacuation of all offices at the Young-Laine Courts building.

Investigators checked the building and did not find any suspicious devices. The courts have been reopened.

Authorities ask that anyone with information about the call or caller is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.