Businesses reopen in downtown Decatur following package scare

Businesses reopen in downtown Decatur following package scare

DECATUR, Ga. — Authorities evacuated several downtown Decatur businesses over a suspicious package scare.

Emergency crews began evacuations around 12:30 p.m. Thursday and was lifted around 6 p.m.

Channel 2′s Christian Jennings went to the scene where she found several emergency vehicles had blocked off the area.

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We’re at the scene talking to authorities for updates on Channel 2 Action News.

City of Decatur Fire Chief Toni Washington told Jennings that a bomb squad determined there were no explosives. Authorities are now working to determine what the substance is.

Washington said the substance may have been sent through the mail.

Church Street was closed between E. Trinity Place and Sycamore Street, but is now back open.