‘Suspicious package’ shuts down roads around DeKalb County courthouse
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This story has been updated.
Decatur, GA — A suspicious package temporarily closed down streets in downtown Decatur on Jan. 6.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, “The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office reports that a suspicious package found on the steps of the DeKalb County Courthouse in downtown Decatur this morning does not pose any threat. The package was discovered during a routine security check of the judicial complex perimeter and the agency followed protocol for investigation, including suspending access to the buildings and dispatching bomb-detection K9 officers from the agency and the DeKalb County Police Department. At this hour, the package has been removed and access to the courthouse has been re-opened.”
According to WSB Radio, police activity surrounding the courthouse temporarily shut down North McDonough Street and Trinity Place in the city.
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