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Courthouses reopened, all clear given in bomb threat

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- A bomb threat was called into a downtown Charleston courthouse Monday morning, according to Charleston County deputies. 

For nearly two hours, court officials and reporters stood outside the courthouses and crews investigated the reported explosive device. 

Broad Street was shut down in front of the county and federal courthouses. 

According to Charleston police, the consolidated dispatch center received a call about 11 a.m. about an explosive device inside of a white van parked in front of the post office on Broad Street. 

The police department's bomb unit was activated and the Charleston County Sheriff's Office bomb squad was sent in to assist, officials said. 

Officials say it is unrelated to the Chris Latham/Wendy Moore murder-for-hire trial that entered its third week on Monday. 

The federal courthouse was evacuated, but deputies say the county courthouse remained occupied. Traffic was rerouted around the area, police said.

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