NC courthouse, jail evacuated after package left

AP News
Posted: Sep 12, 2011 10:56 AM
NC courthouse, jail evacuated after package left

An Air Force bomb squad robot tore into a suspicious package that turned out not to be a bomb outside a North Carolina courthouse and jail that were evacuated as a precaution.

Wayne County Sheriff Carey Winders says a suspicious package was left outside an entrance to the Goldsboro building that houses the courts, county offices and the jail. Winders says some downtown businesses within about two blocks of the building were also closed.

Winders says the package found Monday morning was made to look like a bomb. He says it is being checked for evidence that could point to who was behind it.

He says jail inmates were moved to safety and hundreds of courthouse employees weren't allowed to enter.