ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police have completed a sweep of the CNN Center on Marietta Street downtown following a bomb threat Friday morning.
Officers from APD, Turner security and Omni Hotel security swept the CNN Center for any suspicious people or packages after an unidentified man called a police precinct and said he was at the center with "a chemical bomb," police said.
Atlanta Police Capt. Adam Lee III said the man who called in the threat demanded money and a plane ticket, but did not say why he supposedly wanted to blow up the center.
Police shut down Marietta Street between Spring Street and Andrew Young Drive. They also closed Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW between Georgia Dome Drive NW and Nassau Street NW while they investigated.
Lee told WXIA News that nothing was found and the streets are now open. He said Homeland Security is now trying to trace the phone call.