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APD offers details around bomb scare

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Written by Tom Knighton

Albany, Ga – Bomb scares aren’t anything new in Albany.  However, today the Good Life City reached a new level in bomb scares as the community was just one of many throughout the nation to fall victim to it.  Captain Benita Childs reports that Albany police received a notification of a bomb threat to the Carmike Cinema chain.  “We received some intelligence that the Wynnsong chain had a threat,” she said, noting that the threat came from Columbus, Ga., where the chain is located.

Capt. Benita Childs spoke with members of the media regarding details of a bomb threat against Carmike Cinema theaters throughout the nation.

Albany police responded. “We take all threats seriously here in Albany,” Childs said.  A search of the building found no suspicious packages anywhere, and police gave the all clear.

Childs said that there was no specific threat against the local theater.  Locations as varied as Georgia, North Carolina, Illinois, Oklahoma and Texas were just a few of the states touched by the threat.  The threat reportedly claimed that bombs were in theaters all over the country, which prompted the exhaustive searches by law enforcement.  Thus far, officials have made no statements regarding any motive for the threats.

So far, no devices have been reported in any of the theaters.

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Tom Knighton is the publisher of The Albany Journal. In November, 2011, he became the first blogger to take over a newspaper anywhere in the world. In August of 2012, he made the difficult decision to take the Journal out of print circulation and become an online news agency, a first for the Albany area.

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