DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Police have arrested the man who made a bomb threat outside a DeKalb County Kroger store after an hours-long standoff that started Thursday morning.
The Kroger is located in the 4900 block of Flat Shoals Parkway near the intersection of Wesley Chapel in unincorporated Decatur.
This is the scene on Flat Shoals Parkway and Wesley Chapel Road where the roadway is being blocked by police. We are being told a bomb threat has been made. More on @GoodDayAtlanta. #breaking pic.twitter.com/3kn6b8pcGT— Billy Heath III (@BillyHeathFOX5) May 23, 2019
A large police presence was seen near the grocery store.
The Kroger store was evacuated, and authorities said there was never any threat to the community.
Police called in negotiators to assist.
Police told FOX 5's Alexa Liacko, the suspect is a white male, in his 20's. The man went near the propane gas tanks outside of the Kroger gas station, where he threatened to blow himself up.