Naked Man Making Bomb Threats Shuts Down 17, Buses Delayed


UPDATE: Authorities removed the man from the vehicle and transported him

UPDATE: The man is in the vehicle he drove into the ditch and will not come out. Negotiators and SWAT are on the scene trying to persuade him to voluntarily leave the vehicle. 17 is closed both ways. GBI bomb truck is on scene.

A man ran his vehicle into a ditch off Highway 17 near exit 29 this morning. Shortly afterward, the man emerged naked and making threats to kill people and himself, at some point reportedly issuing a bomb threat. Police shut Highway 17 South heading towards Highway 82 down near Love's truck stop.

Traffic is being routed around the scene. School buses will be rerouted this morning.


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