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Man arrested in connection with suspicious packages at Douglas County Courthouse

Man arrested in connection with suspicious packages at Douglas County Courthouse

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A suspect is in custody following the appearance of two mysterious packages at the Douglas County Courthouse that led to a visit from the Omaha Police Department bomb squad.

Trouba

Thomas Trouba

Thomas Trouba, 25, was arrested on suspicion of placing a false bomb, a felony, and obstructing government operation, a misdemeanor, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. The packages were found to not contain explosives after being safely destroyed by the bomb squad.

A press release from the county said security footage showed Trouba placing the packages on the sidewalk near the south courthouse doors Friday at 2:03 p.m. Shortly before, Trouba had spoken to someone at the window of the County Clerk's Office. 

Trouba was arrested by sheriff's deputies after they watched his home and saw a man matching his description leave the home in a silver pickup. 

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