A section of Roswell Road in north Buckhead was closed while a bomb squad investigated a suspicious package found Wednesday morning at a Wells Fargo bank.
Authorities closed Roswell Road between Wieuca Road and Windsor Parkway during the investigation. Channel 2's Dave Huddleston was there as the package was detonated shortly before 1:40 p.m.
People in the area were forced behind buildings during the detonation in case there was shrapnel inside the package
Police said they were not sure what they were dealing with, but after detonating the package, discovered guide books for local restaurants and shops inside.
“Especially after what happened last Monday, in Boston, for someone to even think about doing something like that, it’s just, good God, how could they?” witness Angelique Johnson said.
Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones said a man was seen dropping off an unmarked brown box at the bank on 4454 Roswell Rd. Police said the man was wearing dark sunglasses, a green shirt with writing on it and gray shorts.
Jones said the man did not say anything to the employees when he dropped off the box.
Jones said APD’s response to the suspicious package call was about the same as always when a similar situation is called in.