Explosives Found In NW Atlanta? Not Quite...

7:33 PM, Dec 1, 2010   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- What Atlanta police initially thought was an explosive threat to the public has turned out to be something different.

11Alive's Kevin Rowson was able to confirm with a source from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms that the device found by a worker beneath a Northwest Atlanta bridge Wednesday morning was not a bundle of explosives, as had been initially reported.

Police said the device was found during a routine inspection of a bridge near the intersection of Hollywood and Hightower roads Wednesday morning.

Crews safely detonated the bundle, but late Wednesday afternoon, Atlanta police had not indicated exactly what the bundle was.

One small business was evacuated while Atlanta police and fire, ATF, Homeland Security and bomb squad officials combed the area near the bridge before an all-clear signal was given Wednesday afternoon.

No other businesses or homes were in the immediate area of the bridge.

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