Macon police have determined the suspicious device found in the BB&T building's parking lot in downtown Macon was an empty suitcase.
Police spokeswoman Sgt. Melanie Hofmann said employees evacuated from the high-rise were allowed to go back inside at 11:50 a.m.
About 75 people were evacuated from the building on the corner of Walnut and Second streets just after 10 a.m.
District Chief Cliff Rushin of the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department said the suitcase was found in one of the trash bins on the fourth floor of the parking deck off Walnut Street.
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Macon police Sgt. Willie Brown said everyone was told to leave the building until the device could be examined.
The high-rise bank building is next to the Bibb County courthouse where some employees had voluntarily evacuated, Rushin said.