All clear following suspicious package call in Virginia Highland neighborhood

9:03 PM, May 10, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Units investigated a suspicious package that was called into Atlanta police on Friday evening around 7:30, but the area was cleared around 9:00.

At least one business in the area had been evacuated, and others told people to stay inside for safety precautions.

The area around the 1000 block of N. Highland Avenue NE, near the intersection of Virginia Avenue NE had been put on lockdown, also for safety precaution.

The package, according to APD, was a backpack which contained personal items.



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