Downtown NOLA Hotel Evacuated As Part Of Bomb Threat
Late Friday afternoon, nearly 3,000 people were forced to evacuate from the Marriott Hotel on Canal Street after police received a telephoned bomb threat.
Police say the evacuation was a precaution while the threat was investigated.
One guest said hotel workers went from room to room, frantically knocking on doors and telling guests to get out of the building.
“When I opened the door wondering what’s going on they said you need to be evacuated; there’s a bomb threat,” the guest said. “[It was] A little nerve-racking, especially since we were seeing on the news, watching the Boston unfoldings today. So it was a little bit weird.”
Police determined there was no threat and guest were allowed back to their rooms in less than an hour.