A bomb threat in Uptown Charlotte has just caused the Charlotte Courthouse to be evacuated and several streets to be shut down.
According to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Department, the bomb threat was called in at around 4:30pm.
The caller told the courthouse receptionist that the bomb was located in the bathroom.
As of 5:15pm, no device has yet been found.
Several streets are currently closed, causing major backups in Uptown at the height of rush hour;
••>#UPDATE: Here are the police cars blocking E 4th St from approaching the courthouse area at McDowell St. A possible bomb threat is the reason. They can’t take any chances.#CltTraffic #Charlotte #Clt #NC #SC pic.twitter.com/qXMe0WOnfW
— Charlotte TrafficGuy (@Clt_TrafficGuy) January 7, 2020
The CATS’ schedule has been changed due to the threat;
Due to police activity in the uptown area, buses may be rerouted. We appreciate your understanding and will resume normal service as conditions permit.
— CATSRideTransit (@CATSRideTransit) January 7, 2020
We will update this article as new information is received.