Lockdown at Bingham County Courthouse

Local

0  Updated at 10:43 am, January 16th, 2012 By: Managing Editor
Share This Story


(BLACKFOOT) – A suspicious envelope containing a white powdered substance was found at the Bingham County Courthouse Friday. County commissioners say the envelope was found at about 10:30 a.m., which prompted a lockdown of the entire facility at around noon. About 300 people were kept inside the building until 4:30 p.m., when HAZMAT crews determined the powder posed no immediate threat. Officials say the substance will be sent to Boise for further testing. The envelope had a return address, but investigators don’t believe the sender had any criminal intent.

Stories You May Be Interested In:

Rexburg man charged with aggravated assault following alleged gun incident

25 May 2017

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com

East Idaho Aquarium to open later this summer

24 May 2017

Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com

SCHIESS: Lazuli Buntings show up in the Upper Snake River Valley

20 May 2017

Bill Schiess, EastIdahoNews.com columnist

Deseret Book building new store in Idaho Falls

16 May 2017

Paul Menser, BizMojo Idaho