Another Bomb Threat at St. Mary Parish Courthouse
Update, 12:00 pm: On January 27, 2020, at approximately 8:35 AM, the Franklin Police Department received a call of a bomb threat at the St. Mary Parish Courthouse located on Main Street in Franklin, LA. Personnel with the Franklin Police Department, Office of Homeland Security, and the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office then began an evacuation of the courthouse building. Upon the completion of the evacuation, the building was searched for any suspicious devices by law enforcement officials. In addition, the Chitimacha Tribal Police Department assisted in search efforts by deploying their K-9 bomb dog. The detectives division of the Franklin Police Department worked throughout to locate and identify the caller. At this time the building has been cleared and is operating under normal business. The investigation efforts continue into the caller of the bomb threat.
UPDATE, 10:20 am: The courthouse has been cleared and the evacuation has been lifted. The St. Mary Parish Courthouse is currently under an evacuation due to a bomb threat. This is the second such incident within the last week. We are working to obtain additional information.