Man Who Allegedly Targeted Phaedra Parks with Bomb Threat Was Out of Breath and Sweating: Sources
A police spokeswoman says no bomb was found and that the scene was cleared about 11:30 a.m.
Police tell PEOPLE a man is in custody after he allegedly walked into an Atlanta office building Thursday morning and claimed he had a bomb – and a source says the man was allegedly targeting Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks, who is a lawyer.
A police spokeswoman says no bomb was found and that the scene was cleared about 11:30 a.m. No injuries were reported.
Police say Terence Cook was arrested at the scene and charged with terroristic threats and creating a false public alarm after he allegedly went to a law office in the building and said he was “tired of being treated wrongly” and that he had a bomb.
Police confirmed to PEOPLE that Cook was attempting to reach Parks’ law practice in the office building, in Atlanta’s Buckhead area, but ended up at a different firm on a different floor.
A second source tells PEOPLE they saw the suspect in the office building that morning, as he got on the elevator. The guy was a little out of place, the source says: He was wearing a white tank top and was carrying a cane.
He was out of breath and sweating, with a pronounced hobble, the source says, adding that they later saw that same man in custody of the police.
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Cook was carrying book and a FedEx envelope, police say. It was not immediately clear if he had entered a plea to his charges or retained an attorney.
People in the building evacuated while the situation was investigated and resolved, the second source says. The suspect really didn’t seem like that much of a threat, they say.
Parks’ representatives did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.