SWAT team investigates suspicious package behind GSU apartments

SWAT team investigates suspicious package behind GSU apartments

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University Lofts were evacuated due to a suspicious package investigation, Georgia State officials said. Students were later allowed to return to their homes.
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  • A maintenance worker found the package in the back of the parking deck at University Lofts.
  • The complex was evacuated.
  • Though the investigation is ongoing, students were allowed to return to their apartments.

A SWAT team is on the scene of a suspicious package investigation at a Georgia State University apartment complex, Atlanta police said.

A maintenance worker found the package just before 10:55 a.m. Monday in the back of the parking deck of the University Lofts, which is on Edgewood Avenue.

“As a precaution, the building was evacuated,” Atlanta police Officer Lisa Bender said.

Though the investigation is ongoing, students are being allowed to return to their apartments, Georgia State spokeswoman Andrea Jones said in a statement. 

The University Lofts contain 231 units and have a total occupancy of 550 residents, according to the school website.

Few details have been released about the suspicious package investigation.

No injuries have been reported.

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