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Threat closes Sherman Co. courthouse for a short time Friday

Local, state and federal authorities are investigating a threat which forced the Sherman County...
Local, state and federal authorities are investigating a threat which forced the Sherman County courthouse to close for a time Friday morning.(WLUC)
Published: Feb. 26, 2021 at 2:46 PM CST
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LOUP CITY, Neb. (KSNB) - The Sherman County courthouse in Loup City was closed for a time Friday morning as law enforcement officers investigated a threat.

Sherman County Sheriff Michael Jepsen told Local4 that the courthouse was closed after they learned of a possible threat which indicated some kind of incident would occur at 10 a.m. Jepsen said his office, the state patrol, the FBI and the Central Nebraska Special Response team responded to the threat Friday morning.

Jepsen gave few other details other than to say that no device or package was found at the courthouse, no one had been arrested as of Friday afternoon, no shots were fired and no one was injured. He said the courthouse reopened at noon Friday. Jepsen said he expected more to develop on the investigation and said more information would be coming from his office next week.

The Central Nebraska Special Response team is a tactical unit made up of law enforcement officers from Nance, Howard, Valley and Sherman counties.

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