Atlanta bomb squad responds to two suspicious suitcases

For the second time Friday, a suspicious suitcase was left in Midtown Atlanta, prompting the police to send in the bomb squad.

Atlanta police this time responded to the report of a large suitcase  at 905 Juniper St. N.E. , between 7th and 8th streets.  The package was deemed safe by the bomb squad and traffic was reopened Friday evening, APD spokeswoman Kim Jones said.

The site was just east of an earlier report of a suspicious package near the 10th Street MARTA station. That alert  prompted the closure of a section of  Peachtree Place NE  in Midtown, but the packaged turned out to be a suitcase with clothes and personal belongings, Atlanta police said.

The earlier package, just east of the MARTA station, was investigated  shortly after 10 a.m. when Midtown Blue, a private  security patrol, reported the abandoned suitcase on a sidewalk A section of  Peachtree Place between Peachtree Street and West Peachtree Street was closed.  The city's bomb squad responded but found no explosives.

--AJC staffers John Spink and Angel K. Brooks contributed to this article.