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Police: Origin of suspicious container at VSU still a mystery

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Investigators say they still are not sure how a suspicious container ended up outside the University Center at Valdosta State University Thursday afternoon.

It shut down part of campus as a bomb disposal unit checked it out.

It was an odd place for a lock box. Just outside the University Center on the VSU campus the suspicious box caused quite an alarm.

WALB followed the developments live as a GBI bomb technician used x-ray technology to examine the container and later gave the "all-clear."

"At this point we don't know if the box was left there intentionally or just dropped off of whatever reason the box was there," said VSU Communications Director Theressa Boyd.

The building was evacuated and surrounding streets were shut down for a couple of hours as a precaution. Despite the commotion VSU officials say the school emergency alert system did its job.

"We used the campus alert system and sent out text messages, voicemails, and email to faculty, staff and students. As far as evacuating the building, VSU Police did an excellent job," recalled Boyd.

VSU Police are reviewing surveillance video to determine how the box got there. No one has come forward to claim it.

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