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UPDATE: Blue Alert canceled in Georgia; alleged suspect who injured detention officer located

Alert released Friday, Nov. 4
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Posted at 5:08 PM, Nov 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-14 12:34:28-05

(WTXL) — UPDATE 11/14/2022: A Blue Alert issued Nov. 4 has been canceled as law enforcement officials in Georgia announced Monday alleged suspect Brentson Bernard Thomas has been located.

INITIAL STORY
Law enforcement officials in Georgia have issued a Blue Alert for a man alleged to have injured a detention officer.

According to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, a blue alert has been issued for Brentson Bernard Thomas, a 32-year-old Black male for the injury of a detention officer at the 4000 block of Haddon Place in McDonough, Georgia Friday around noon.

The Blue Alert notes Thomas might be in the Atlanta area or in Fulton County.

Thomas is listed at 5-foot-11 in height, 175 pounds, with a “New Orleans Saints” neck tattoo and last seen wearing gray sweatpants, dark colored sweatshirt.

Anyone with information on Thomas’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office by calling 770-288-7148 or call 911.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, a Blue Alert is an emergency alert issued by local law enforcement agencies to expedite the apprehension of violent individuals who kills or seriously injure law enforcement personnel and/or to assist in the location of missing law enforcement officers.

Editor's note: The story has been updated to reflect the type of official who was injured, the spelling of the alleged individual's name and removes the type of vehicle the individual may be traveling in.