Bomb Squad Called In
5:31 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

UPDATE: Courthouse Reopens After Suspicious Bag Found

The Oneida county courthouse opened at 8 a.m. Tuesday, after being evacuated Monday during a bomb scare.  

The Oneida County Courthouse was closed Monday afternoon after authorities found an unidentified black bag on the first floor.
The Oneida County Courthouse was closed Monday afternoon after authorities found an unidentified black bag on the first floor.
Credit Natalie Jablonski / WXPR News

A black duffel bag was found outside the Social Services department on the buildings first floor.

According to a press release from the Oneida County Sheriff's Department the bag was found at approximately 10 a.m on Monday, and attempts to identify the owner were unsuccessful. 

The Oneida/Marathon County Bomb Team was called in to examine the bag, and the building was evacuated pending further investigation.  

Upon examination it proved to be a false alarm: the bag's contents turned out to be diapers.