An employee observed a suspicious item, two plastic water bottles with some type of liquid in them, near the handicap entrance to the courthouse. Dispatch was informed and at about 8:30 our Deputies were sent to check. We evacuated the courthouse and called LDCFM to assist with the item. They decided to isolate the area and set up a perimeter. They requested the Olathe bomb squad respond and deal with the item. For further information contact LDCFM.
The County Courthouse will be closed until at least 1pm or until further notice.