WILMINGTON -- A Wilmington man has been charged with a bomb threat at the New Hanover County Courthouse Monday morning. Andrew Jackson Williamson IV, 29, is being held at the New Hanover County jail under $250,000 secured bond. Detectives say the device found on the courthouse steps Monday morning is a “laser-level”, which is a tool commonly used in the construction field. The investigation began around 5 a.m. Monday when authorities received a 911 call from a payphone at the Handee Hugos at 820 North College Road alerting them. The courthouse was closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and the area around the courthouse was blocked off as a bomb squad robot removed the device from the courthouse steps. Traffic was diverted from the area for about an hour Monday morning.
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