Security Increases at Roswell City Hall After Threats Over Chicken Man's Death
Visitors need to enter Roswell City Hall through southern entrance for metal detection.
Redirecting visitors to the building's ground-level entrance on the south side is the city's way of ramping up security after accusations began to fly when years of legal issues and a foreclosure by Fulton County on Andrew Wordes - Roswell's Chicken Man - literally exploded when his home blew up on March 26.
Since then, people from throughout the country began contacting council and staff with threatening messages. The incident gained national attention after reporters from Info Wars showed up at city hall during mid April to question council about Wordes' legal issues over the years. And blogs focused on the issue such as the Perspicacious Conservative, which accuses the city of issues with transparency, have allegedly generated more ill will toward government officials.
In response, this week the city sent out an e-mail notifying media that new security measures will be implemented.
"All visitors to city hall will now need to go through security and a metal detector when entering the building," wrote city Spokeswoman Julie Brechbill.
Visitors will now need to come into the building on its south side through the ground-level door facing Hill Street. Signs direct visitors to the entrance.