Downtown Savannah Hyatt given all clear after bomb threat

Crime & Safety

Guests evacuated from the Hyatt gather in Ellis Square Wednesday night

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Police say “nothing of concern” was found in a sweep of the Hyatt Regency Savannah prompted by a bomb threat Wednesday night.

Around 10 p.m., the Savannah Police Department (SPD) first alerted the public of downtown traffic closures and “a possible incident.”

Bay and River streets remained closed to all traffic from Barnard to Drayton streets for several hours as law enforcement agencies responded.

SPD said hotel management evacuated the Bay Street building as the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office started searching.

Around 11 p.m., guests could be seen gathering in Ellis Square waiting to return to their rooms.

WSAV News 3 was on the scene around midnight as the investigation continued:

Police gave the all clear shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday, allowing guests and staff to return to the Hyatt and traffic to reopen in the area.

Officials have yet to release any details on the origin of the threat.

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