On Friday, May 11, 2018 at 12:23PM the Union County Circuit Court received a telephone threat that an explosive device was on the property and may detonate.

The Courthouse was evacuated and a thorough search was conducted by the La Grande Police Department and the Union County Sheriff’s Office. The La Grande Fire Department, Oregon State Police, and personnel from Union County Community Corrections assisted. No explosive devices were located. The Courthouse reopened at 1:16PM.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the La Grande Police Department at 541-963-1017.