DeKalb County

Power outage causes DeKalb courthouse evacuation

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Channel 2 Action News has learned a power outage in Decatur caused officials to evacuate the courthouse.

The outage happened around 2 p.m.

DeKalb County’s Superior Court Clerk Debra DeBerry tweeted out an alert about the evacuation Thursday afternoon.

“All courts were closed and judges were escorted from the facility. Inmates who were there for hearings have been returned to the DeKalb County Jail,” the county said in an email to Channel 2 Action News.

Power was expected to be restore around 3:45 p.m.