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‘Suspicious package’ shuts down roads around DeKalb County courthouse

Crime and public safety Decatur

‘Suspicious package’ shuts down roads around DeKalb County courthouse

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The boundaries of the city of Decatur. Source: Google Maps


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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