Possible bomb threat in Chattanooga turns out to be paper

Possible bomb threat in Chattanooga turns out to be paper

May 22nd, 2018 by Ben Benton in Breaking News

Chattanooga police confirm that officers and a department bomb technician responded to the area of Hickory Manor Circle and Georgetown Lane earlier today on a possible bomb threat.

"It's been cleared," CPD spokeswoman Elisa Myzal said about 1 p.m. via email. Myzal said the bomb technician has left the scene and is en route back to the station on Amnicola Highway.

The scene was in a subdivision off of Hickory Valley Road near State Route 153 and Lee Highway. 

The call was the result of an unexpected package delivery to a home in the area, Myzal said. 

"Turned out to be a briefcase filled with paper," she said.