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Downtown streets closed amid ‘red mercury’ investigation

 
6:19 p.m Thursday, March 30, 2017  Intown Atlanta
 
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Homeland Security is en route to the location, police said. (Credit: Ryan Stultz)
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Officials are investigating in downtown Atlanta after reports that a man claiming to have red mercury from Africa walked into the Region 2 location of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, police said. 

 

“We received a call regarding a male coming into the facility carrying red mercury from Africa,” Atlanta police Officer Stephanie Brown said. “We are still gathering details on the call.” 

 

These streets downtown are closed to traffic

Peachtree St. at John Portman

Peachtree Center @ Andrew Young

Courtland St @ Baker St6:14 PM · Mar 30, 2017 from Georgia, USA

 
Red mercury is reportedly a substance used to create nuclear bombs, but its existence has not been documented. 
 

Brown said Homeland Security is en route to the location. 

 

Parts of Peachtree Street, Peachtree Center Avenue and Courtland Street have been closed and officers are redirecting traffic. 

 

A hazmat team, bomb squad and fire trucks were seen near the investigation. 

 

No other details were released. 

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Comments (10)

  1. belladora

    Does red mercury exist ? Not sure, depends on who I am talking to.

    April 02, 2017
    1. EZWAYZ

      Idk but whatever was going on, you don’t just close down streets in Atlanta without creating major headaches.

      April 02, 2017
      1. belladora

        They charged 3 homeless guys with bridge fire ( duh) but Atlanta traffic will be a horror show for a long time.

        April 02, 2017
        1. EZWAYZ

          That’s OK, I stay the heck away from Atlanta

          April 02, 2017
          1. belladora

            Not where I would want to live either. The Carolina’s have a lot to offer. They got you !

            April 03, 2017
            1. EZWAYZ

              Lol, I’m a little off the beaten path, I’m not one for big cities

              April 03, 2017
          2. belladora

            I am a country girl myself. Boston is the big city and I want no part of it.

            April 03, 2017
  2. morningafter7

    Very strange – makes you wonder what’s going on. We were in Atlanta about a week or so before that happened…glad it wasn’t while we were there!

    April 02, 2017
    1. EZWAYZ

      I avoid the plague like Atlanta -I mean, I avoid Atlanta like the plague…well, six of one, half a dozen of the other…if you’ve been to spaghetti junction at rush hour you know what I mean

      April 02, 2017
      1. morningafter7

        Yes I do and I would rather avoid the place, too, if I could have! That much city and traffic is just not for me. I was so relieved when driving OUT of the city.

        April 03, 2017