Suspect wanted 'justice for Steven'
The first call came in at 6:40 p.m.
Officials said a male caller claimed that there were bombs in the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office and that there was a vehicle located in the parking lot that was also “packed with explosives.”
The caller also made reference to “getting justice for Steven”, an apparent reference to Steven Avery.
Bomb threat caller made statement of getting "justice for Steven" in an apparent reference to Steven Avery— Manitowoc Police (@ManitowocPolice) February 4, 2016
Bomb threat caller made statement of getting "justice for Steven" in an apparent reference to Steven Avery
The Manitowoc County Sheriff's Office has seen a sharp increase in national attention thanks to the release of Netflix's popular docuseries "Making a Murderer," which chronicles Avery's controversial journey through the justice system.
Some city and county leaders have gone on record as being concerned about what the series has done to the area's image.
Authorities searched the area with a bomb sniffing K9 and nothing was found.
Brown County Bomb Squad K9 is on scene. No devices located thus far. MTPD and MTSO taking the threat seriously for the safety of all.— Manitowoc Police (@ManitowocPolice) February 4, 2016
Brown County Bomb Squad K9 is on scene. No devices located thus far. MTPD and MTSO taking the threat seriously for the safety of all.
Crews that searched the area found no evidence the threat was credible.
Manitowoc Police Investigators are currently working with members of the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation to determine the origin of the calls and caller(s).
Anyone with information related to the threat is asked to contact the Manitowoc Police Department. They say you can remain anonymous.
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