Pulaski County courthouse evacuation lifted, will reopen Monday

PULASKI COUNTY, Ind. -- The Pulaski County Courthouse was evacuated Friday morning when a maintenance worker found a suspicious device in a public restroom, according to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.

Maintenance personnel found the device in the basement restroom around 6:30 a.m.

The device was concealed and not out in the open when it was discovered, deputies said.

The Indiana State Police Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded to assist with the investigation and identify the suspicious device.

Investigators say there were no threats, verbal or written, against employees of the courthouse, the courthouse itself or Pulaski County.

The suspicious device was examined by the ATF. They found it did not contain explosive or incendiary components.

Indiana State Police ordnance team members searched multiple county offices and did not locate any additional suspicious devices.

Pulaski County Commissioners closed county offices in the courthouse and the county annex building during the investigation.

All officers are expected to reopen on Monday.

At this time there is believed to be no threat the Pulaski County Courthouse has been deemed safe.

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