Atlanta federal building cleared, bomb squad sent

June 8, 2010 20:50

ATLANTA— Hundreds of workers were evacuated Tuesday from a city center federal building that houses Internal Revenue Service offices, and a bomb squad was sent in after a suspicious package was found.

Atlanta police Officer Otis Redmond said workers X-raying packages in the mail room of the Peachtree Summit Federal Building found the suspicious package Tuesday morning.The building houses federal agencies that also include the U.S. Social Security Administration. It is routine to X-ray packages that come into the mailroom.

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