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Woman makes false bomb threat on Atlanta City Detention Center

7:09 PM, May 28, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Atlanta police called personnel at the Atlanta City Detention Center around 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, to tell them that a bomb threat had been made against the jail, that it was called into Zone 3.

The detention facility was briefly locked down, as reported by Janey Ward of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department. During the lockdown, non-essential personnel were evacuated for safety. Also during that time, K-9 units and detention center personnel swept the building in search of the alleged bomb. 

When sweeps were completed, no bomb or related threats were found, Ward said.

Detention center personnel will continue to investigate. 

Assistant Chief Diane Jones of the APD Department of Corrections said all threats appeared to be false. 

Police have arrested Catelius Sanders in connection with the bomb threat call, and Ward said they will interview her for more information. 


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