Suspicious Package Found Outside State Farm Arena Delays Start Of Game 3 Of Hawks-Heat

UPDATE (7:30 p.m. ET) Fans are now being permitted to enter State Farm Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. ET.

State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia is not allowing fans to come inside after a suspicious package was discovered outside by Arena security.

ESPN reports that fans that had already entered the arena are allowed to remain, but the thousands waiting outside have not been permitted to enter. Tip-off for Game 3 of the Hawks' home playoff game against the Heat is currently delayed, now scheduled for 7:45 p.m. ET.

This is a developing story. Check back with OutKick for updates.

Photo courtesy of Fox 5's Cody Chaffins.

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