Police take woman into custody after saying she had a bomb in her car

Updated: Mar. 25, 2017 at 10:26 PM EDT
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PELHAM, GA (WALB) - Police took a woman into custody Saturday after investigators say she lied about having a bomb in her car.

Investigator Adam Lamb with the Pelham Police Department said Saturday night that the incident began around 5:45 p.m. in Pelham.

According to Investigator Lamb, officers found that a woman had run out of gas in her car on Highway 19 at the Huddle House entrance.

Officers were going to attempt to push her car to a safer spot. According to Investigator Lamb, the woman then made a declaration to the officers that she had a bomb in her car.

Investigator Lamb responded along with the Pelham Fire Department, Community Ambulance, Mitchell County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia State Patrol.

Law enforcement officers blocked off the northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 19.  Georgia State Patrol Troopers helped with traffic control.

Investigator Lamb said that the GBI's Bomb Detection Unit was called in to investigate, and no explosive devices were discovered. The woman is now in custody.

Highway 19 was blocked off for around two hours. The scene is secured, and no one was injured.

The case is still under investigation.

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