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Courts closed in at least one county Tuesday after Boston Marathon deaths and bomb threat

Posted Apr 16, 2013 1:42 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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All circuit and district court buildings in a county that is part of the Baltimore metropolitan area were closed Tuesday, as sheriff's officers in Carroll County, Md., investigated a bomb threat.

The courts were evacuated after an anonymous call was made to the circuit court at about 8:30 a.m. claiming that an explosive device had been left outside one of the buildings, according to the Baltimore Sun and CBS DC.

Traffic was also diverted in the vicinity of the court buildings.

Officials throughout the country were reportedly taking extra security measures Tuesday at government buildings, after explosive devices were set off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing at least three and injuring more than 100 others.

At the federal courthouse in downtown St. Louis, bomb-sniffing dog was added and security officers could be seen examining vehicles parked nearby, KSDK reports.

See also:

Associated Press: "Boston Marathon blasts put world's cities on alert"

USA Today: "Cities bolster security in response to Boston bombings"

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