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On the heels of the Boston Marathon attack, any explosion will been seen through the lens of that incident.  Within the last hour (5:15pm EDT) an explosion occurred at a thrift shop on Atlanta’s east side.

Details are very limited at this point, but police and possibly the FBI are on the scene at a strip mall known as the Atlantic Shopping Center.

Twitter reports indicate that one person was injured while opening up a package.
Atlanta TV station photographer Lloyd Alford captured the first images from the scene.


Further reporting from WSB-TV’s Jovita Moore

 

9:30PM Fox News in Atlanta is now reporting that it was not a bomb that caused the explosion and are deeming this a ‘minor event.’

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1599 Memorial Drive Atlanta
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