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State Buildings Near Georgia Capitol Evacuated After Bomb Threat

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File photo of a bomb squad. (credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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ATLANTA (AP/WAOK)UPDATE: Just before noon authorities gave the all clear and allowed state workers to return to their offices.

Authorities say 4 state buildings near the Georgia Capitol were evacuated after a bomb threat was made.

Tracey Watson of the Georgia Department of Public Safety says authorities were alerted at 9:16 a.m. to the threat involving 47 Trinity Avenue and 40 Capitol Square. The buildings are home to the state Supreme Court, Georgia Court of Appeals, Office of the Attorney General and other state agencies.

Watson later said an unknown number of other buildings were also being evacuated in the area, but had no information on what prompted that. She says authorities are following standard procedure by evacuating the buildings and urging those in the area not to use radios or cell phones.

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

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