SWAT team investigates suspicious package behind GSU 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. 

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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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