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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.

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