Surveillance Video Of Courthouse Fake Bomber Released

Surveillance video showing a person leaving a fake bomb at the Wayne County Courthouse has been released.

A security guard found the suspicious package around 7:30 a.m. Monday and the building was evacuated.

Wayne County Sheriff Carey Winders said an Air Force bomb squad robot tore into the package which he says was made to look like a bomb.

Deputies say the package was placed at the atrium doors at approximately 4:30 a.m. The video is extremely dark, but shows what appears to be a man wearing a hooded shirt and carrying a box. In the ten second long video the person appears to be wearing gloves, they walked up to the doors and left the package.

To view the video clip, click on the link at the top of this story.

If anyone has information that will lead to the identification of the person they should call the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office at 919-731-1481 or Wayne County Crimestoppers at 919-735-2255.

The courthouse reopened around 10:00 a.m. that morning.


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A suspicious package was found at the Wayne County Courthouse in Goldsboro resulting in an evacuation there.

The package was found outside the courthouse around 7:30 this morning and appeared to be an explosive device.

The Bomb squad from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base was called in and later determined the package was not explosive.

Wayne County Sheriff Carey Winders said Monday an Air Force bomb squad robot tore into a suspicious package left outside an entrance to the Goldsboro building that houses the courts, county offices, and the jail.

Winders says the package was made to look like a bomb and is being checked for evidence that could point to who was behind it.

Security found the package by the Williams Street atrium door prompting an evacuation of the building. People were allowed back inside around 10:00 a.m.

The jail is attached to the courthouse and inmates were moved to another section of the jail and into a fenced in area.

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  • by nessie Location: mt olive on Oct 5, 2011 at 11:15 PM
    it was the pickle queen in mt olice
  • by here Location: here on Sep 14, 2011 at 09:13 AM
    What a loser!! Find something better to do with the short time you have here on Earth.
  • by Sadly True on Sep 14, 2011 at 08:14 AM
    Why, with the high quality of cameras now, do we still see these surveilence videos where you're lucky if you can pick the perp out as large blob on the screen. No wonder people like this never get caught.
  • by Lol Location: Greenville on Sep 14, 2011 at 08:12 AM
    If they are looking for a suspect all they need to do is look the names that was schedule for court that day lolol
  • by Anonymous on Sep 12, 2011 at 02:09 PM
    Be afraid. Be very afraid. More over hyped hysteria and fear mongering.
  • by shazzaaammm Location: Raleigh on Sep 12, 2011 at 01:19 PM
    We are talking Wayne County, folks. It was probably a book and nobody there knew what it was. Ba-dum-dum.
    • reply
      by Hahaha! on Sep 14, 2011 at 10:49 AM in reply to shazzaaammm
      Your "wittiness" amazes me...
  • by Do What on Sep 12, 2011 at 09:06 AM
    If society keep listening to these fabricated lies,everybody will be enslaved,thanks to the false terrors of your governments.Stop believing everything is real just because its news.
  • by greenville mom Location: greenville on Sep 12, 2011 at 07:21 AM
    okay, so it has been over an hour since you posted the "Breaking News" about the package found. Do you not have any other information yet?
    • reply
      by Getting the facts on Sep 12, 2011 at 08:56 AM in reply to greenville mom
      Seriously mom? If you need to know that quickly drive to Goldsboro and find out what's going on yourself. It's only a 45 min drive. I'm sure the sheriff will tell you everything. Sometimes cops don't know enough to update the media, other times they just won't.
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