Investigators with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department have released a photo of a person suspected of making a bomb threat Monday morning at the Racine County Courthouse, 730 Wisconsin Ave.

Following the threat, which was made from a payphone in the 1300 block of Lathrop Avenue, the Racine County Courthouse was evacuated and shutdown at 8:27 a.m. Monday. It remained closed until 1 p.m. as deputies and investigators with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department searched the building. Investigators are working on finding out who made the threat.

Making a bomb thread is a felony, which carries up to a three year six months prison sentence and/or fines up to $10,000.

Anyone that has information as to this person’s identity should contact the Racine County Sheriff’s Office at (262) 636-3323.

You may also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at (262) 636-9330 or text RACS plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.