All-clear given for DeKalb County Courthouse after anthrax threat

All-clear given for DeKalb County Courthouse after anthrax threat

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Part of the DeKalb County Courthouse was evacuated Tuesday while authorities “investigate a situation.”

Channel 2's Tom Jones was initially told someone in the clerk's office received a letter with a substance inside. A note said the substance was anthrax.

Channel 2 Investigative Reporter Mark Winne has learned that three employees were quarantined and are being checked out.

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The ground floor and the clerk’s office was cleared.

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Video from NewsChopper 2 shows multiple firetrucks and dozens of people outside the courthouse.

The DeKalb County sheriff said he was initially told there was a substance in the letter. But when he arrived on scene, he learned there was no substance inside.

Just before 5:30 p.m., the sheriff gave the all-clear for the courthouse, saying no anthrax had been detected following testing.