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2 bomb threats trigger evacuations in downtown Atlanta

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Two bomb threats triggered immediate evacuations to five state buildings, including the Judicial Building and Health Building, in downtown Atlanta on Tuesday morning.

According to Georgia State Patrol, shortly before 9 a.m. someone called in a bomb threat to the Health Building, which is located at 47 Trinity Avenue. Officials in the building pulled a fire alarm in order to evacuate the building as quickly as possible.

Georgia safety officials urged everyone inside the building to proceed calmly to their evacuation assembly area. They were also urged not to use radios or cell phone to communicate.

Authorities evacuated a total of four state buildings due to their proximity to 47 Trinity Avenue: 40 Capitol Square, 18 Capitol Square, 244 Washington, and 254 Washington. The buildings are home to the state Supreme Court, Georgia Court of Appeals, Office of the Attorney General and other state agencies.

The following streets were blocked off: Trinity at Capitol Square and Trinity at Washington.

Law enforcement brought in bomb-sniffing dogs to sweep the buildings before allowing people to return.  As of 11 a.m., only occupants of 40 Capitol Square have been given the all clear to return to the building.

The State Capitol was not evacuated.

Earlier Tuesday morning an explosion at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport triggered evacuations in Concourse D.  For more info on that story, click here.

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