Suspicious package temporarily shuts down DeKalb County Courthouse

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This morning (Jan. 6), the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office investigated a suspicious package found on the steps of the DeKalb County Courthouse in downtown Decatur.

The package was discovered during a routine security check of the judicial complex perimeter and the agency followed protocol for investigation, including suspending access to the buildings and dispatching bomb detection K9 officers from the agency and the DeKalb County Police Department. The package was removed and investigators found that it posed no threat. Access to the courthouse was re-opened.

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