Suspicious Device Found At County Courthouse In Bartow

Bartow, Fla. (970 WFLA)-A tense evening in Bartow after a suspicious device was discovered by a security guard at the Polk County Courthouse. 

It was found near the east entrance around 6:30 Thursday night, people still inside were evacuated. 

The Polk County Sheriff's Office  Bomb Detection dogs were called,  Tampa Bomb Squad Officers  used a robot to determine the device was electronic trash and not an explosive. 

Adding  to the suspense, police say someone had phoned in a bomb threat for the Bartow Police Department earlier in the day.

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