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No explosives found after man claims bomb threat at Logan courthouse

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Posted at 10:26 AM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 12:26:14-05

LOGAN, Utah — Police said no explosives were found after a man claimed there was a bomb threat at a Logan courthouse Sunday night.

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Officers were originally called to a Smith's store at 10:30 p.m. where a man was reportedly acting strangely inside and saying there was a bomb threat.

Upon meeting the suspect, Zachary Kidd, inside the grocery store, Kidd told police "there is an active bomb threat on the courthouse, there are two judges trying to play dirty."

Kidd, 35, told the officers that his car was in front of the First Judicial District Courthouse at 135 N. 100 W.

When asked what was inside his car, Kidd told officers he didn't know and "I am not the threat, I'm the warning."

Kidd added that the bomb didn't exist yet, but there was a threat over two judges playing dirty. He continued to claim there was an active bomb threat, but denied the bomb was in his car.

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Kidd's car was found in front of the courthouse, having been driven up onto the lawn and walkway area. The police report states the car was "parked as near the front entrance of the building a vehicle [could] get."

While being detained, Kidd made threatening statements towards the two judges, saying they will get hit and that they are in the "crossfire." Kidd added that one judge "needs to die."

After the area around the courthouse was closed off, an officer and K-9 trained in detecting explosives were called in and found no explosives in Kidd's car.

Kidd was arrested and booked on a threat of terrorism charge.