• Fire officials say suspicious package near State Capitol was weather balloon

    By: Dave Huddleston

    Updated:

    ATLANTA - Atlanta Fire and police are investigating a suspicious package at a church near the State Capitol. 

    Fire officials told Channel 2's Dave Huddleston the suspicious package was a weather balloon that fell from the sky. 

    Authorities told Channel 2 Action News that Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Southwest and Washington Street Southwest is closed due to the investigation. 

    The package is near a church in the area. 

    Channel 2 Action News learned from authorities that the substance is not hazardous. 

    We have a reporter and photographer at the scene for a LIVE report on Channel 2 Action News starting at 4 p.m.  


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