More Information Released on Courthouse Lockdown

More Information Released on Courthouse Lockdown

Sweetwater County Commissioner Mary Thoman, left, talks to a group of employees, while Commissioner Randy Wendling, middle, receives an update from one of the Sweetwater County Sheriff's deputies. SweetwaterNOW photo by Stephanie Thompson

GREEN RIVER — The Sweetwater County Courthouse and Green River City Hall were both locked down this morning after local law enforcement agencies were notified of threat reports.

According to a press release from the Green River Police Department (GRPD), at around 9:21 this morning, the GRPD, Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Department, Department of Criminal Investigations, and Rock Springs Police Department responded to reports of threats at the Sweetwater County Courthouse in Green River.

“The courthouse was immediately locked down, contact was made with the suspect by phone, and a perimeter was set around the building,” the press release states. “Officers worked to clear the inside of the building, outside of the building, and surrounding areas. Officers did not locate the suspect or an explosive device at the courthouse.”

The courthouse was released from lockdown and the case is currently under active investigation.
Green River City Officials also placed City Hall under lockdown during the incident, due to the close proximity to the incident. The building is back open for normal business.

We would like to thank the SCSO, RSPD, DCI, Wyoming Highway Patrol, and Green River and Sweetwater Fire for their fast response and assistance.

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