Robinson Avenue in Grovetown was shut down for about two hours this morning as authorities investigated a suspicious package.
Grovetown Department of Public Safety Director Gary Owens said someone reported a suspicious package near a picnic table at the park next to the Grovetown City Hall at about 10:40 a.m. Owens said officers shut down the road and created a perimeter around a plastic sandwich bag containing a granular substance and what appeared to be an empty extract bottle.
“There was no immediate threat to residents,” Owens said. “There have been no reports of any threats.”
Columbia County Fire Rescue’s Hazardous Materials Response Team and the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad were called to make sure the substance weren’t biological or explosive. After deeming there was no immediate threat, the teams contained the bag containing the still unknown substance and bottle and will dispose of it, Owens said.
“This day and age, at this time in the United States, you can’t be too careful,” Owens said. “I’m very fortunate that I live in a community that has a well of resources that is just amazing.”