Officials arrived on the scene and quickly evacuated the fourth floor where the substance was found, forcing more than a hundred health care workers and other employees to wait outside during the investigation.
“With any hazmat, it’s not a situation that you try and rush to,” Durrah said. “Because you want to make sure you know what it is.”
Atlanta police, fire crews and agents with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security also responded to the scene, authorities said. An all clear was given about an hour later after crews checked the floor. No injuries were reported.
“This scene has been turned over to the FBI for investigation so they can determine where this came from and what is going on,” Durrah added.
The suite where the package was found will remain closed during the investigation.
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