The Logan County Justice Center is expected to reopen this afternoon following a suspected bomb threat.
A bailiff who was opening up the building Monday morning noticed what appeared to be an explosive device strapped to the rear door of the justice center.
The Kentucky State Police’s Hazardous Devices Unit determined the device was a hoax.
The threat was reported before the justice center opened for business, and no evacuations were necessary. Some nearby streets were closed as a precaution but have since reopened.
"The property at the courthouse itself is still locked down, still be secured, and the reason for that is our detectives are processing the scene as a crime scene to determine who is responsible for this and why," KSP Trooper B.J. Eaton told WKU Public Radio.
A similar case is being investigated at the courthouse in neighboring Todd County. State Police suspect the incidents are related.