Oregon police investigate rash of bomb threats
The Oregon State Police are investigating “multiple reports” of telephoned bomb threats that were placed Monday afternoon to numerous locations, including 28 courthouse facilities and the Oregon Public Service Building in Salem.
The Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division and Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) are involved in coordinating a review of the threats to determine their connection with reported incidents inside and outside Oregon. OJD is asking Trial Court Administrators to assess operational impacts,” Oregon State Police Public Information Officer Lieutenant Gregg Hastings said in a news release.
Anyone with information regarding the bomb threats that were phoned in November 19, 2012 between 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. is asked to contact their local sheriff's department. None of the calls were directly made to the court, but were received by other courthouse employees.
OJD confirmed courthouse locations were targeted in Baker County, Benton County, Clatsop County, Crook County, Curry County, Deschutes County, Gilliam County, Grant County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Klamath County, Lake County, Lane County, Lincoln County, Malheur County, Marion County, Morrow County, Multnomah County, Polk County, Sherman County, Tillamook County, Umatilla County, Union County, Wallowa County, Wasco County, Washington County, Wheeler County and Yamhill County.
“Twenty-two of the 28 locations reported evacuations while responding law enforcement