UPDATE: No explosives found after evacuations at 5 sites near Ga. Capitol

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Update:

ATLANTA (AP) -- Authorities say no explosives were found after a bomb threat prompted two state buildings near the Georgia Capitol to be evacuated.

The buildings were evacuated for nearly three hours Tuesday morning and nearby streets were shut down as authorities conducted a search. Three other buildings in the immediate area conducted voluntary evacuations.

Officials with the Georgia Department of Public Safety say the bomb threat was called in around 9 a.m. Tuesday involving the building at 47 Trinity Avenue, home to the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Also evacuated was the state building that houses the Office of the Attorney General and the Georgia Supreme Court.

Update:

ATLANTA (AP) -- Authorities say five state buildings near the Georgia Capitol have been searched and no explosives were found after they were evacuated due to a bomb threat.

Jim Wicker of the Georgia State Patrol said early Tuesday afternoon that all buildings had been given the "all-clear" and employees were being allowed back inside.

Tracey Watson with the Georgia Department of Public Safety says a call came in around 9 a.m. Tuesday involving a threat against 47 Trinity Avenue, home to the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Watson says four other state buildings, including one that houses the attorney general and the Georgia Supreme Court, were evacuated due to their proximity. Two of the five buildings were cleared by 12 p.m. and employees were being allowed back in.

Initial report:

ATLANTA (AP) -- Authorities say five state buildings near the Georgia Capitol have been evacuated after a bomb threat.

Tracey Watson with the Georgia Department of Public Safety says a call came in around 9 a.m. Tuesday involving a threat against 47 Trinity Avenue, home to the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Watson says four other state buildings were evacuated due to their proximity. The building that houses the attorney general and the Georgia Supreme Court has been cleared and employees are being allowed back in.

Watson says authorities are following standard procedure by evacuating the buildings and urging those in the area not to use radios or cellphones. Streets in the area have been shut down.

Those evacuated were directed to a driver's services building near Turner Field and Centennial Olympic Park.

(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)


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