July 31, 2006
All clear given over Atlanta office alert
ATLANTA (Reuters) - An Atlanta office building was
evacuated for about three hours on Monday after a maintenance
worker found a suspicious package that appeared to be an
explosive, but police later gave the all clear.
"It was not an explosive device," officer Steve Coleman, a
spokesman for the Atlanta police department, told Reuters after
police checked the package.
midtown Atlanta that houses mainly law offices and some
restaurants, just after 10 a.m. Police gave the all-clear about
Local media reports said the same office building had a
minor fire last week.