Phaedra Parks was in New Jersey and in route to visit jailed husband Apollo Nida — when she got news that a bomb had been delivered to her office.
She seemed pretty shaken by the incident, but on Sunday’s all-new Real Housewives of Atlanta episode, Parks returns to the ATL to clear up rumors of what has turned out to be — what she calls a misunderstanding.
In a preview of tonight’s episode, the 43-year-old lawyer joins Housewives: Cynthia Bailey, Shereé Whitfield, Porsha Williams, Kenya Moore and Kandi Burruss — as well as Burruss’ mom Mama Joyce — for lunch, where she explains what really happened.
“I wasn’t even in town,” Parks tells the ladies. “I got a phone call and my employees were saying, ‘Someone tried to deliver a bomb to your office.’ ”
At the time, the call sent Parks into a panic. She quickly dialed her mother to make sure her two sons — Ayden, 6, and Dylan, 3 — were safe. “I’m freaked out,” she explained, telling herself to “just get the kids and go.”
Meanwhile in Atlanta, the bomb threat quickly spread like wild fire. Kandi got wind of the news from her assistant, then shared it with Kenya Moore.
“This dude came to Phaedra’s office with a grenade and said he was going to blow the f—ing building up,” Burruss said. “A real grenade. Said he was going to blow himself up and everybody in there.”
“It was one of my clients that had come to my office to deliver some CDs,” she tells the Housewives in the clip. “He had CDs and FedEx package and some lyrics. He didn’t have a bomb.”
Mama Joyce heard something different.
“What he said from what they had written down is he was tired of being messed around,” she tells the table. “He was looking for you and he was going to blow you the f— up. He said he was tired of being messed around and he was looking for Phaedra and he was going to blow her the f— up. That’s what’s on my cell phone. He said he had a bomb and was looking for Phaedra and was going to blow her the f— up.”
Parks maintains, “He’s not upset with me,” she explains. “Homeland Security said that was false. He said he never made a threat against me at all.”
As previously reported, a man from Phaedra‘s past was taken into police custody after he walked into an Atlanta office building and claimed to have a bomb. The man was reportedly targeting RHOA star, Phaedra Parks.
Terence Cook aka DJ. Drama was arrested at the scene and charged with “terroristic threats” and creating a false public alarm after he allegedly went to a Parks’ law office and claimed that he was “tired of being treated wrongly” and that he had a bomb.
While Cook was charged with making terrorist-like threats and creating a false public alarm, police say no bomb was ever found. Police confirmed 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.
Watch a preview of tonight’s drama above and tune into The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sundays (8 p.m. ET) on Bravo.