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Posted: August 22, 2011 11:38 a.m.

Fulton County courthouse evacuated

UPDATE: Authorities say normal operations have resumed at the Fulton County Courthouse.

Sheriff's office spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan said people have returned to the downtown Atlanta complex after authorities searched the area Monday morning.

Flanagan said someone had called in a bomb threat.

The building was briefly evacuated and several streets surrounding the courthouse, including Peachtree, Martin Luther King and Forsyth, were blocked off while authorities investigate.

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ATLANTA - Fulton County sheriff's office spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan says authorities are searching the area around the county courthouse after someone called in a bomb threat.

The building was evacuated and several streets surrounding the courthouse, including Peachtree, Martin Luther King and Forsyth, have been blocked off while authorities investigate. 

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