Suspicious package at federal building in Chattanooga found to contain tennis shoes

Suspicious package at federal building in Chattanooga found to contain tennis shoes

August 18th, 2011 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

A suspicious package at the federal building at 900 Georgia Ave. in downtown Chattanooga this morning led to a search that then discovered a pair of tennis shoes in the package.

The Chattanooga Police Department reported that security personnel at the building had located the package while performing regular security checks.

The Chattanooga Police Department was notified at 4:20 a.m. and members of the explosives ordinance disposal team responded.

The team found the pair of shoes in the black bag, police reported.

Police said the area around the building has now been re-opened and no one has yet been identified as the person who left the bag.