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Officials give 'all-clear' after package scare at Valdosta State

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Valdosta Police have given the "all-clear" after a suspicious package was cause for a building evacuation and roads blocked in the immediate area on the campus of Valdosta State University.

A Georgia Bureau of Investigation Bomb Disposal Unite arrived to investigate the package. They used an x-ray machine to determine that the box in question had nothing inside.

After the "all-clear" was given, the University Center has been allowed to open back up for standard business.

 

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Valdosta Police have blocked off roads around the area and sent in a bomb squad to investigate a suspicious package that was found on the campus of Valdosta State University.

Agents of the GBI are also involved in the investigation.

Officials said someone called 911 and alerted the university to the package, which was found in front of the University Center.

Authorities at the scene said the University Center was evacuated, and the package was outside the Ann Street entrance.

According to VSU Director of Communications Theresa Boyd, the package was reported to VSU Campus Police at 3:15, and VSU and Valdosta Police evacuated everyone from the University Center.

The employees have been taken to a secure location. A campus alert was sent out on the school's web page and through social media.

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