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North Texas Courthouse|Evacuated After Bomb Threat

MCKINNEY, Texas (CN) - A north Texas courthouse was evacuated for several hours Wednesday due to a bomb threat.

Sheriff's deputies evacuated the Collin County Courthouse in McKinney just before 10 a.m. Wednesday.

A 911 call at about 9 a.m. claimed that two bombs had been planted.

"You need to let someone know there are two bombs placed at the Collin County Courthouse," the unidentified male caller said . "If all courts are not canceled today, one will go off on the outside and one will go off on the inside ... people will die today."

The courthouse was reopened two hours later after no explosive devices were found.

Authorities released the recording of the 911 call to ask for the public's assistance in identifying the caller.

The McKinney Police Department can be reached at (972) 547-2700; the Collin County Sheriff's Office at (972) 424-4797.

McKinney is about 30 miles north of Dallas.

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