Cops: Suspicious item in Little Five Points was 'industrial piece'

APD investigating suspicious item on Moreland

ATLANTA -- A major street in an Atlanta neighborhood has reopened Tuesday night after police shut it down to investigate a suspicious item. 

Atlanta Police officers, SWAT and bomb squad units responded to the Wrecking Bar on Moreland Avenue in Little Five Points around 8 p.m. According to police, a caller reported seeing a suspicious-looking item near the front of the business. 

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Police closed Moreland Avenue in both directions from Euclid to Caroline street as officials investigated the scene. 

After checking out the item, investigators deemed that the item was some sort of industrial piece, possibly a compressor from an A/C unit. Around 10:45 p.m., police determined that the area was safe and began clearing the scene. 

 

 

The suspicious item comes after explosions rocked New York City's Chelsea neighborhood and a New Jersey neighborhood over the weekend. APD spokesperson Lukasz Sajdak said the heavy police response was out of an abundance of caution in order to be prepared for whatever may happen.

"There's no harm in calling 911 if you see something that you deem is suspicious," Sajdak said. "We'd rather be safe than sorry."

At this time, officers don't suspect any foul play, but will continue to investigate the incident.

Watch Atlanta Alive starting at 4:30 a.m. for the latest updates on this story.

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