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Source: Dispatchers Looked for Park Address During Lag on Bomb Threat

July 30, 1996

ATLANTA (AP) _ Emergency operators waited 10 minutes to report the warning of the bomb in Centennial Olympic Park because they were looking for the park’s address, a source told The Associated Press today.

``The document I saw shows the first 10 minutes were taken up looking for an address,″ said the source, who has seen a police department summary of events surrounding the call last Saturday. The police department has not made any of those documents public.

The computer-enhanced emergency system used by the Atlanta Police Department requires the 911 operator to enter a street address for the location of a reported crime in order to transmit the information to a dispatcher, the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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