False Bomb Threat Evacuates Court

SALISBURY — An early morning bomb threat on the District Court building on Wednesday proved to be false, but it did cause the evacuation of the building and wreaked havoc on the court dockets and other activities at the facility.

Around 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Salisbury Police responded to the W. Paul Martin District Court and Multi-Service Center on Baptist Street for a reported bomb threat. An unidentified male placed a call to the District Court facility threatening to blow the building up. Management had already begun an evacuation at the time the police arrived and Salisbury Police officers were able to facilitate that process in a safe and orderly manner.

Extensive exterior and interior searches were conducted on the property by several explosive-detecting K-9 teams from Worcester and Dorchester counties. Law enforcement officials found no evidence of explosives during the search, which took about one hour. Normal operations resumed at the building by around 10:30 a.m.

Anyone with information about the incident or the identity of the suspect is urged to contact Salisbury Police at 410-548-3265, or Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776. Crime Solvers will often pay up to $1,000 for tips that lead to an arrest.