Businesses and residents in Atlanta will soon be required to register any security or burglar alarm systems they have installed. Atlanta police said in a statement that officers responded to 65,000 alarm system calls last year. Police say 95 percent of those were false alarms or were canceled while officers were on their way.
The tick-tick-ticking sound of a bag at the world's busiest airport turned out to be nothing more than a passenger's desire to brusha brusha brusha. A battery-powered toothbrush was responsible for the alarming sound that gave rise to fears of a bomb at Atlanta's airport Friday morning.