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Man arrested after bomb threat and attempted armed robbery in Swainsboro

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SWAINSBORO, GA (WTOC) -

Two separate incidents in Swainsboro were linked together in an attempted armed robbery on Friday.

Emanuel County Sheriff's Deputies, Swainsboro Police Officers, and Twin City Police Officers were called to Swainsboro High School around 9 am  for a bomb threat. The school was evacuated according to school policy.

Once there, officers recieved a tip from the 9-1-1 dispatcher about an armed robbery at the Swainsboro branch of Robins Federal Credit Union. Witnesses gave officers a detailed description of the suspect and his vehicle. After a brief car chase, police took Otis Alexander into custody without incident.

Investigators believe the incidents were related. They believe the bomb threat was a diversion attempt.

Both incidents remain under investigation.

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