Decorative eggs prompt Atlanta federal building evacuation
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.
| June 8, 2010; 2:00 PM ET
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