For the second time in less than a week on Sunday, a reported suspicious package call in Midtown turned out to be a false alarm.
Residents at the Savannah Midtown Apartments, located at 215 North Avenue, reported a suspicious package Sunday afternoon that resulted in police SWAT thinking they might be dealing with a explosive device.
After a robot was maneuvered in position on an apartment breezeway to investigate, charges were eventually placed on the package, which was later deemed not dangerous, and it was blown up.
That incident came a few days after a suspicious package call created an afternoon rush hour traffic nightmare in Midtown.
That call came in around 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10 and resulted in police closing Peachtree St. between 14th and 15th streets. That package, too, was ultimately determined not to be dangerous.
Also on Friday, July 6, downtown’s Atlanta City Hall was emptied before afternoon rush hour as a police bomb squad looked into a suspicious package near the complex.
All streets within a two-block radius of City Hall were closed as a backpack tied to a tree was detonated. The pack was later determined to have contained clothing and toiletries.