LA JUNTA — The Otero County Sheriff's Office says an investigation is ongoing, after the courthouse was placed on lockdown Thursday morning due to a "possible threat" against staff.
According to a news release, a person of interest has been detained related to those threats.
A tweet from the sheriff's office says a suspect is in custody and there is no threat to the community.
13:45 Update: Suspect related the the Otero County Courthouse threat is in custody. There is no threat to the community and the investigation is ongoing.— Otero County Sheriff - Colorado (@OteroSheriff) July 26, 2019
The sheriff's office says no other information can be released at this time.
The courthouse is located at the intersection of E 3rd St and Colorado Ave in La Junta just south of Highway 50.
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