Library guard assaulted two months after CBS46 investigation into security


Just two months after an exclusive CBS46 Bulldog investigation exposing incidents of sex and assault at Atlanta's central library, it has happened again.

Police say on Sunday night, a man held scissors to the throat of a female security guard after demanding oral sex. The guard was able to get away, but the suspect chased her until he was scared off by people nearby. Officers have not been able to locate the suspect.

This comes after Fulton County promised CBS46 a complete security review would take place following our investigation.

We found a two year period of troubling incidents, from homeless people hiding overnight, to an angry patron pulling out a machete, as well as nearly a dozen documented reports of sex related crimes.

At the time, the library director gave this answer when we questioned if armed guards were needed: "We don't really have issues that would warrant having a police presence."

Fulton County released a statement today saying: “On Sunday, April 15, an individual hid in central library after closing and committed a violent act against a contract security guard. Officers from Atlanta police department and Fulton County police department responded to the scene.”

Now, an armed guard has been placed at the library and other security stepped up.

Chief Investigative Reporter

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