Bi-State Justice Center Building evacuated.
The Bi-State Justice Center Building in downtown Texarkana is being evacuated this Monday morning. This after a suspicious package was discovered outside the complex. The package was discovered in the bushes on the Arkansas side of the exterior. When officers responded they found a cylindrical style package with what appeared to be wiring come out of the sides.
Out of an abundance of caution authorities have decided to clear the building. The bomb squad from El Dorado, Arkansas was in route to Texarkana to examine the package and handle the situation.
The building houses a number of Courts, police departments on both sides of Texarkana, as well as the Bowie County Sheriffs Office. The building also houses inmates in jail.
Authorities speculate it may be after noon before the all clear is given.