Developing Story: Midtown Bomb Scare

11Alive has the story and local blogger/podcaster Rusty Tanton has some timely pictures of the scene, but there has been a suspicious device found in The Proscenium.

It was found on the 22nd floor – the home of an Advertising Agency and scene of a fire last week.

All I know is that my daughter’s daycare several blocks over gave the “all clear” about 30 minutes ago, but they’re watching the situation and so am I.

If you have first-hand accounts of what’s going on – pictures, information, anything – leave a comment or a link.

I’ll update this post appropriately as I learn more.

UPDATE: It looks like the whole thing was just a fake. Sorry for alarming everyone.

4 Comments so far

  1. Daniel (unregistered) on July 31st, 2006 @ 1:42 pm

    11Alive is now saying that it was a fake –

  2. Seth (unregistered) on July 31st, 2006 @ 1:54 pm

    Thanks, Daniel.

    Sorry for getting all nutso there. The email from my daughter’s daycare really put me in a state.

    Plus, breaking news style commentary from folks on the street is something we need to incorporate here.

  3. Daneil (unregistered) on July 31st, 2006 @ 2:35 pm

    I’d would’ve been put in a state also. Unfortunately for me, though, my lab doesn’t really place me anywhere where I can do any breaking news. If there is breaking news in my building (or any of the buildings near it) they pretty much make us evacuate the scene for fear of contamination…

  4. Bill (unregistered) on July 31st, 2006 @ 3:18 pm

    I work in the Proscenium. It was pretty spooky the third time around. We had a false alarm last Monday, where the system crashed and everything flashed and buzzed for 20 minutes. Then, the electrical fire hit Thursday. Everyone was initially thinking it was another false alarm until we came out and saw all the fire trucks. Today, they had ATF, Atlanta police and fire vehicles, ambulances, etc. Everything was roped off. Midtown Atlanta was strangely vacant.

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