Package that cleared Atlanta building deemed safe

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities have determined that a suspicious package that cleared an Atlanta federal building is not a threat.

Atlanta Police Officer Otis Redmond said the suspicious package contained a glass decorative object. Redmond said he didn't know when the building would reopen.

Redmond said workers X-raying packages in the mail room of the Peachtree Summit Federal Building found the suspicious package Tuesday morning. Hundreds of workers were evacuated from the building that houses Internal Revenue Service offices, and a bomb squad was sent in.

The high-rise building of approximately 30 floors sits on a busy intersection overlooking the interstate.

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