Suspicious package at CDC not dangerous

By the Associated Press | October 9, 2012 | 6:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities have determined that a suspicious package at one of the buildings of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta was not dangerous.

The CDC said in a statement shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday that CDC and DeKalb County authorities had secured the package and determined it was not a public health threat. The CDC says standard emergency preparedness procedures were followed.

The agency had said in a statement about two hours earlier that offices within the immediate area had been evacuated.