• All-clear given for DeKalb County Courthouse after anthrax threat

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    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. 

    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.

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