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Decorative eggs prompt Atlanta federal building evacuation

By Ed O'Keefe

A harmless package of decorative eggs prompted a grenade scare and the evacuation of an Atlanta federal building on Tuesday, according to law enforcement officials.

Thousands of workers cleared out of the Peachtree Summit Federal Building around midday after workers in a mail room spotted a suspicious package during a routine X-ray at the building, according to Atlanta police. A federal law enforcement official said the package contained a decorative, Faberge-like egg.

The Federal Protective Service investigated the package and ordered the evacuation, according to spokesman Matt Chandler.

The building houses about 1,900 federal workers and includes offices for the Agriculture Department, GSA, Internal Revenue Service, Marine Corps, Railroad Retirement Board, U.S. Secret Service and Social Security Administration, GSA said.

By Ed O'Keefe  | June 8, 2010; 2:00 PM ET
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To live in a world of perpetual fear...
What was a decorative egg, still remained a decorative egg during and after x-ray.
The only thing that fundamentally changed was a persons perception of reality.
Wonder how this x-ray person felt, when they were informed by the 'Experts', that it was only someones decorative egg?
How can living in constant suspicion and considered the worthwhile new security, which real liberty's were traded in for?
I guess it is true, what is said. "That you shall have neither"

Posted by: sleepangel | June 8, 2010 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Never heard of a grenade that could kill 1900 people.

Posted by: seraphina21 | June 9, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

All this is noting but the old continuation of the siege mentality and the propaganda of terror hype, fomentation of hate, fear during 8 years of Bush/ Cheney hog wash and creation of the big white elephant of the homeland security BS. All leading to panic and adding more fire to the self destruction of the nation from within. While the security complex rake in profits.

Posted by: winemaster2 | June 9, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Why are Bush/Cheney still running things? Is this Zimbabwe?

Posted by: seraphina21 | June 9, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

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