"We live in a world where we have to expect the worst," Gov. Nathan Deal told reporters at a brief press conference after the evacuation, which caused several streets near the Gold Dome to be closed.
According to CL Photo Editor Joeff Davis, who was on the Capitol grounds, workers around 9:10 a.m. heard a fire alarm in the Judicial Building, which houses the state Supreme Court and Georgia Attorney General's office. They then received an email from the Department of Public Safety notifying employees that there was a bomb threat. WSB-TV reported that workers near the area were asked not to use radios or other communication devices.
UPDATE, 10: 35 a.m. State judges whose offices were in the building were moved to an undisclosed location.
@kbjoyner @nakedreader_ga @judgecarla @marylaurenk @samolens @judgeannebarnes @judgeboggs Yep. I am off to an undisclosed location.
- Stephen Dillard (@JudgeDillard) June 11, 2013
UPDATE, 10:41 a.m. Says WSB-TV's Lori Geary:
Bomb sniffing dogs have cleared judicial bldg.They're now in 47 Trinity where threat was called in this morning.No one allowed back yet
- Lori Geary (@lorigeary) June 11, 2013
UPDATE, 10:51 a.m. Davis reports that workers are being allowed to re-enter the buildings. Mitchell Street, which had been closed by police during the evacuation, has been reopened.
More details to come. Information about the evacuation at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, which was caused by a small electrical explosion, is after the jump.
This post is being updated as new information becomes available.
Around the same time at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Concourse D was evacuated after an explosion was reported in a maintenance facility. According to the airport's Twitter feed, the blast was caused by an electrical issue. All passengers have been allowed to return to the terminal.
There was a small electrical explosion at 8:40am near gate D21. Passengers were evacuated but have returned. No injuries reported.
- Atlanta Airport (@Atlanta_Airport) June 11, 2013
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