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Threat against County Courthouse prompts caution; some may be working remotely

EL PASO, Texas -- El Paso County workers have been asked to work remotely for the week after a threat was made to the courthouse, officials said.

The threat made early Monday morning via social media claimed a bomb was going to be placed at the entrance of a courtroom and that it was in solidarity with the Walmart shooter.

El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego said they have increased security at the courthouse and have brought in bomb sniffing dogs as a precaution.

Ultimately, he says it was a low-level threat but advised personnel to work off-site through the week, if possible.

Samaniego also said the El Paso Sheriff's Office advised him not to overreact "but to take reasonable precautions."

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