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Juvenile suspect arrested for making threats against elders of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Beaver Dam

Updated 3:39 p.m. on August 11, 2019

UPDATE: DODGE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Dodge County Sheriff's Office says a suspect has been taken into custody after allegedly making threats against two separate elders of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Beaver Dam.

According to police, the elders received text messages while at their homes.

The threats indicated the meeting and congregation were going to be blown up, the Sheriff's Office says.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the elders who received the threats are involved in the Spanish-speaking meetings that occur at that location.

"The threats made were determined not to be hate crimes directed towards any religion or ethnicity.  The building was searched with a dog trained in explosive detection and no explosives were found," the Sheriff's Office said in a release.

The threats were sent from a 'spoofed' phone number, but police were able to identify the suspect.

The suspect will not be identified because they are a juvenile.

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DODGE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Dodge County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating threats reported to their office.

"As the investigation is very active, specific details will not be released at this time to allow for the investigation to be productive," the Sheriff's Office said in a release.

No people or property is known to be in danger at this time in regards to the reported threats, the Sheriff's Office says.

Precautions have been taken to ensure the safety of anyone and anywhere the threat may have been directed towards.

Additional information on specific details are expected to be released in coming days, pending the outcome of the investigation.

Stay with CBS 58 News for more information on this developing story. 


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