The Greyhound bus station in Downtown Atlanta was evacuated early this morning after a hand grenade fell out of a box being shipped, according to a report from CBS46. Several hundred people were pulled off buses and told to leave the station at about 5 a.m.  Forsyth and Garnett Streets was roped off for more than hour Atlanta police said the grenade was real, but was hallowed out and posed no threat.

The group People for Bikes picked Atlanta and five other cites as part of its Green Lane Project, according to a report from WABE. The goal is to help the city build protected bike lanes, which are separated from traffic by curbs, parked cars or plastic posts. As part of the Green Lane Project, Atlanta will receive some small grants and help building and designing bike lanes.

Are more traffic patrols the answer to curbing burglaries and robberies in Buckhead? The Atlanta Police Department’s Maj. Van Hobbs, who oversees Zone 2, thinks so and had some statistics to share at Thursday night’s Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods meeting.  Hobbs said the new traffic team had issued 958 citations during the week of March 3 alone and recovered three stolen cars. He hopes to get 10 to 20 more officers in Zone 2 this summer and many of them will be put on traffic patrol and on bikes to patrol neighborhoods. Read the full story at Reporter Newspapers.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.

2 replies on “News Briefs: Greyhound grenade, bike lanes, Buckhead crime”

  1. More laws, more police, more citations, more people in jail, and yet… more crime. Wonder why? Because crime is a cultural and social issue. All the extra laws and police accomplish is restrict liberty and ruin the lives of victimless “criminals” like pot smokers and prostitutes. And more tickets for minor traffic violations because they don’t fight back and they have money to pay fines. Think people. Government is like any other business. Your business thrives through growth.

  2. More laws, more police, more citations, more people in jail, and yet… more crime. Wonder why? Because crime is a cultural and social issue. All the extra laws and police accomplish is restrict liberty and ruin the lives of victimless “criminals” like pot smokers and prostitutes. And more tickets for minor traffic violations because they don’t fight back and they have money to pay fines. Think people. Government is like any other business. Your business thrives through growth.

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