Lockdown lifted at Fulton County courthouse

The lockdown at the Fulton County courthouse following a phoned-in bomb threat has been lifted.

The building was searched Thursday morning after the threat, but nothing was located.

Those already inside were advised to remain in their location, and entry into the courthouse was temporarily blocked.

No buildings were evacuated, the Georgia Department of Public Safety said. But streets around the courthouse were blocked, including a portion of MLK Drive and Central Avenue.

The ongoing Atlanta Public Schools test-cheating trial was delayed due to the investigation. Defendants and attorneys were already in the courtroom at the time of the threat.

No information was available on the source of the threat.

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