Man carrying red mercury causes hazmat situation in downtown

ATLANTA — The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are handling a hazardous materials situation at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in downtown Atlanta.

Officials confirm they received a call saying a man carried red mercury from Africa into the facility.

The Atlanta Fire Department shut down parts of Courtland and Baker streets while they investigate the situation.

The Fire Department said the first readings have come back negative for any type of danger.

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