Suspicious packages found at several western KY courthouses

Published: Mar. 27, 2017 at 8:51 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 27, 2017 at 9:00 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Suspicious packages were found taped to two Western Kentucky courthouses on Monday.

Just before 8 a.m. Kentucky State Police were called to the Todd County Sheriff Department for a suspicious item taped to the front doors. While on their way to Elkton, KSP said they received a call about a second device on the front door of the Todd County Justice Center.

A third device was found at the Justice Center in Logan County, KSP said.

Courthouses in Logan and Todd counties, which are located on the Kentucky-Tennessee line, were evacuated.

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"It's hard to say they were just coincidental," KSP Trooper B.J. Easton said. "The timing of each, the location being adjacent to each other and the devices being similar. Probably going to be looking at them being connected, but there's always, they could not be but right now it seems awful coincidental to be separate from one another."

All three packages were deemed safe by a bomb squad then removed, Kentucky State Police said.

No word on any suspects in this case.

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