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Main Street reopens after bomb threat at Historic Courthouse

The Hendersonville Police Department investigated a bomb threat called into an office of U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis and law officers and the fire department cordoned off a four-block area on Tuesday before clearing the scene at mid-afternoon. Investigators found no bomb or other threat, the city said in a news release.

As a precaution, the Henderson County Historic Courthouse has been evacuated as officials investigate the threat. The call came into Tillis's Hendersonville-based Western North Carolina office Tuesday morning. The threat was non-specific regarding the location, time or date. The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad is responding as a precautionary measure and federal officials have been notified.

The city thanked the Hendersonville Police Department, Henderson County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad, Hendersonville Fire Department, Henderson County Emergency Management, Henderson County and city workers and the FBI.