Suspicious Package Found in Athens

by Emily Baird on March 1, 2010 at 5:37 am

All is clear in the City of Athens after a suspicious package was reported in the city parking garage this morning.

The Athens Police Department received the call around 9:30 a.m. and a press release indicates the incident forced the evacuation and closure of the Athens City Law Director’s office and the Athens City building. Vehicle and pedestrian traffic also was blocked on several streets surrounding the parking garage.

The Columbus Bomb squad was called in to examine the package and found that it did not pose a safety threat. Everything was re-opened around 1:30 p.m.

The City of Athens indicates it doesn’t know where the package came from. The incident remains under investigation.