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JCSO working bomb threat at courthouse; evacuation underway as precaution

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s office is working a bomb threat at the courthouse, authorities said this afternoon.

A call came in through Beaumont dispatch stating there was a bomb but did not mention a specific courthouse, according to information from the sheriff’s office at around 1:20 p.m. Wednesday.

As a precaution, the county courthouse in downtown Beaumont was evacuated and police brought in Port Arthur Fire Department’s bomb dog for a search.

No additional information is available at this time.