HAZMAT situation in downtown Atlanta resolved

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Downtown Atlanta has returned to normal after a late afternoon HAZMAT scare.

Atlanta police said they received a call at 245 Peachtree Center Ave stating that a man was coming to the facility carrying “red mercury from Africa.”

HAZMAT crews and Homeland Security responded to the area. Several blocks were shut down for at least an hour while officials investigated.

The substance tested not to be hazardous.