Federal building evacuated in downtown Atlanta due to suspicious package

Suspicious package near federal building downtown

ATLANTA -- Workers at the federal building in downtown Atlanta returned to work after a suspicious package prompted an evacuation.

It happened around 9:30 a.m. on Monday at the Richard Russell Federal Building at 75 Spring St. SW.

According to the U.S. Marshals, the package was found outside on the side of the building by a guard who was making his usual rounds.

Stephen Emmett with the FBI told 11Alive the package was a backpack inside of a garbage bag.

We are told clothing was found inside of the package.

Photos | Suspicious package located near downtown federal building

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