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All clear given at Polk County Court House, package deemed not suspicious

Posted at 7:50 PM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-25 23:13:14-04

POLK COUNTY, Fla. — The Polk County courthouse was evacuated Thursday night due to a suspicious package, according to authorities. 

After investigating the possible threat, authorities say the suspicious package was actually discarded electronics trash.

Bartow Police Department say that they did receive a phoned-in bomb threat earlier in the day Thursday for the Police Department. 

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The courthouse is located at 255 N Broadway Ave in Bartow. Officials at the time said they found a suspicious device with wires coming out of it contained in about three containers. 

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