A suspicious package that prompted officials to evacuate the DeKalb County Courthouse on Tuesday morning posed no threat, a sheriff’s office spokeswoman said.
The DeKalb sheriff’s office evacuated the building about 7:30 a.m. and ordered a temporary closure out of an “abundance of caution” after the package was reported at the entrance of the judicial complex, agency spokeswoman Cynthia Williams said.
Update: People who work in the courthouse told me they evacuated around 7:20 this morning. It looks like the investigation is over. The tape is down and people are going in the courthouse https://t.co/hOb6bV0Ir6
Asia Simone Burns is a watchdog reporter for the AJC. Burns was formerly an intern in AJC’s newsroom and now writes about crime. She is a graduate of Samford University and has previously reported for NPR and WABE, Atlanta’s NPR member station.