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By David Martin

Courthouse locked down following threat


January 6, 2022

David Martin

Deputy Sweetwater County Attorney John DeLeon, left, and Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport director Devon Brubaker, right, check emails and messages while Sweetwater County Commissioner Mary Thoman, center, speaks with another county employee as the group waits for the county courthouse to be secured following threats issued against the county attorney's office and the commissioners.

A threat made against the Sweetwater County Attorney's Office and the Sweetwater County Commissioners resulted in the county courthouse being locked down Tuesday morning.

The building was locked down at about 9:35 a.m. after an individual called the county's dispatch center and issued a threat against the courthouse. According to Sweetwater County Commissioner Randy Wendling, the threat revolved around a claim the caller made about their plans to gun down employees in the Sweetwater County Attorney's Office and attack the county commissioners. He said the threat also alleged a pipe bomb had...

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