There was a bomb threat this morning at the Fulton County Court complex. The threat was deemed credible enough to place the courthouse on lockdown for an hour this morning. But the court has reopened and everybody appears to be safe. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports:
The sheriff’s office issued a “shelter in place” order at 11:41 a.m., directing everyone to interior rooms that are away from windows, [Fulton County Superior Court spokesman Don Plummer] said.
Fulton sheriff’s deputies, along with other law enforcement officers used bomb sniffing dogs to inspect the three-building complex, Plummer said.
Authorities believe the threat was made to disrupt a gang trial taking place at the courthouse today…
Apparently, a few members of the Nine Trey Blood gang have their murder trials today. Police think that matter was the catalyst for the bomb scare:
Atlanta police say that the threat may have been called in to disrupt an on-going gang trial in the complex, WAGA Fox 5 is reporting. Police say the called in threat said the bomb would go off at 1 p.m, according to Fox 5.
I missed the Gangland episode on the Nine Trey Bloods, so I’ve got nothing. Hopefully all our friends down in the A-T-L can go about their day without further incident.
Fulton County Courthouse reopened after bomb threat [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]