Scene cleared after suspicious package left outside courthouse

Courtesy Washington County Sheriff's Office

Deputies in Washington County have cleared the scene after a suspicious package was found outside the county courthouse.

Police were called to the courthouse in Hillsboro along N 1st Avenue around 12:45 p.m. A bomb squad responded to the scene, and found the package was an abandoned lunch box cooler.

No one was injured, and county workers who may have been evacuated are being let inside buildings again.

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