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Bomb unit clears scene after 'suspicious package' found

A GBI robot was used to initially examine and investigate the suspicious package A GBI robot was used to initially examine and investigate the suspicious package
There was a heavy law enforcement presence outside the business while the bomb disposal unit investigated the suspicious package There was a heavy law enforcement presence outside the business while the bomb disposal unit investigated the suspicious package
The suspicious package was found next to a dumpster behind Perimeter Self Storage The suspicious package was found next to a dumpster behind Perimeter Self Storage
Aaron Kirk Aaron Kirk
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

As a GBI robot, and then a GBI bomb disposal technician, investigated a suspicious package found near a dumpster behind Perimeter Self Storage, the road in front of the business was blocked off and law enforcement waited anxiously for answers.

"They were able to determine that there were no explosives in the device. It was actually made to look like an explosive device," said Valdosta Police Department Lieutenant Aaron Kirk.

Kirk said the package had some type of device taped to the top with wires coming out of it and going into the box. But even though the box was determined not to be an explosive device, it also wasn't empty. "There was a couple of bags with some type of powdery substance. they tested those, they're not explosive. They're not sure exactly what it might be, baking soda or some type of powder," explained Kirk.

Adam Hester was working at T-3 Outdoors across the street from Perimeter Self Storage. He said he was never really nervous, even once he found out that a suspicious package was being investigated."I kind of figured they had it under control," Hester admitted." There's bomb threats and stuff al the time, so they didn't seem too worried about it so I wasn't too worried about it." 

Herbert Saxon was waiting for hours to get down the road to make his deliveries since the road was shut down around 10:30. 

"It's gonna be a big catch up. Probably be workin' 'till 8 o' clock. If I can catch everything up before 8 o' clock, it'll be good. But, it's gonna be a big catch up," said Saxon.

Valdosta Police were working with the storage facility's owner Tuesday afternoon to review surveillance video to see who may have placed the package there.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Valdosta Police at 229-293-3145 or can remain anonymous at 229-293-3091.

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