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Atlanta Streets Shutdown While Authorities Investigate Suspicious Package

Atlanta, GA 5/09/2011 04:44 PM GMT (WooEB)

A suspicious package left at a Starbucks prompted authorities in Atlanta, Georgia to close down streets and evacuate buildings Monday morning. A bomb squad was called in to determine if the package, which was discovered around 7:45 a.m. at Starbucks on Peachtree Street and 6th Street, contained explosives.

Police shutdown two blocks of Peachtree in midtown near 8th Street and 10th Street. "We have to take all necessary precautions in the event that the package is a real threat," said Atlanta fire Capt. Jolyon Bundrige.

The package turned out to be empty. Peachtree Street was reopened shortly before 10 a.m.

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