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Saturday, April 20, 2024

Yolo Superior Court receives bomb threat

At around 8:30 a.m. Monday the Yolo County Superior Court received a bomb threat, according to a press release from the Court. Court officials, along with the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department and Woodland Police Departments, evacuated all court facilities.

Members of the California Highway Patrol and West Sacramento Police Department also joined in a bomb search. The search lasted until about 10:30 a.m. at which time members of the public and employees were allowed back in the buildings. Court operations were delayed and no bomb was found.

The last time the Court received a bomb threat was in 2005 and the suspect in that case was arrested and charged.

According to Penal Code section 148.1, any person who maliciously informs any other person that a bomb or other explosive has been or will be placed in any public place, knowing that the information is false, could be found guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment.

An investigation is underway and the authorities said they have several credible leads.


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