SEATTLE (AP) - Authorities say eight county courthouses around the state received bomb threats, forcing evacuations and police searches.
Authorities say they don't know if Thursday's threats were coordinated. No devices were found at any of the courthouses.
Threats were made to Thurston, Chelan, Douglas, Benton, Adams, Clark, Pacific and Columbia counties.
Wenatchee Police Chief Tom Robbins says someone called the the Superior Court Clerk's office at 3:15 saying there were bombs in the Courthouse in Wenatchee. Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal says officials received a phone call at 3:22, warning them of a bomb in the courthouse. Authorities evacuated the courthouses and searched area, but did not find anything suspicious.
Similar sounding calls were made to the other counties.