Fulton courthouse receives bomb scare

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ATLANTA — The Fulton County court complex has reopened after a bomb threat.

Chief Judge Cynthia Wright said today that the complex was not evacuated, but she said the sheriff's office asked everyone to remain in their offices.

Sheriff's deputies, along with other law enforcement agencies, used bomb-sniffing dogs to inspect the three-building complex after the threat was received Monday morning.

Court spokesman Don Plummer said streets adjacent to the court's entrances were closed, and a crowd gathered outside the building. The building reopened at 12:42 p.m. and those outside were readmitted.

Two major trials are in progress at the courthouse. A jury is deliberating the fate of Aimee Michael in a highway crash that killed five people, and members of an alleged gang are on trial on charges involving a crime spree.

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