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Second bomb threat in five months at Kay County Detention Center.


A second threatening phone call in five months was received at the Kay County Detention Center Friday evening forcing a jail lockdown forced a jail as sheriff’s deputies searched the facility.

At 7:15 p.m. Friday the Kay County Detention Center advised the sheriff’s office they had received a phone in bomb threat.

The call was traced to a Halstead, Kan. number registered to a disabled veteran. Sheriff Steve Kelley said the only tie found between the jail and the caller is that his significant other is an inmate awaiting transfer to another facility.

“The male caller said our facility needed to come down and that we could leave if we wanted,” said Kelley. “He never said he had placed any explosives at the facility, but advised he had TNT and dynamite.”

The facility was searched both internally and externally and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Bomb Squad was on stand by, but no explosives were found.