Electrical Explosion Reported At Atlanta Airport

Followed by bomb threats near the Georgia State Capitol building. No injuries have been reported. Check back for updates.

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@ajc possible suspicious device at ATL? Not letting anyone through the D concourse…stuck out here

Around 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, an electrical explosion was reported in a maintenance shed at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The airport’s Concourse D apparently lost power and was evacuated. The Atlanta Fire Department confirmed it was an electrical explosion. There have been no reports of injuries.

3. The local CBS affiliate has footage of people evacuating a plane on the runway:

Shortly after the airport explosion, two bomb threats were made to state buildings near the Georgia State Capitol. The facilities were evacuated.



The exact location of the state buildings evacuated by the bomb threat are 47 Trinity and 40 Capitol Square.

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