HAMPTON, Ga. -- Officials are investigating after a bomb threat was called in to the Federal Aviation Administration office in metro Atlanta, Friday.

NBC spoke with a senior government official who confirmed the threat was made to the FAA Center in Hampton, Georgia.

While Hartsfield-Jackson itself saw no emergency status, the threat coincides with a Twitter storm of flyers around the country who were stuck on the ground while awaiting travel to the world's busiest airport.

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The Hampton FAA location is also next door to the Atlanta Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC).

At 5:17 p.m., Hartsfield-Jackson tweeted that operations were normal at that time.