Police investigate package at Broad Street business

Richmond County sheriff’s Investigator Charles Mulherin is helped into a bomb suit on Broad S treet in d owntown Augusta. The owner of New York Styles clothing store, located at 1008 Broad St., notified authorities Tuesday after receiving a small suspicious package inside a larger package. The bomb squad determined that the package posed no threat. The team X-rayed the box and found it contained bolts.

The Richmond County Bomb Squad has determined a suspicious box delivered to a Broad Street business poses no threat.

The team X-rayed the box and found it contained bolts. Authorities believe the smaller box mistakenly fell into the larger box while it was still in the factory.

 According to Capt. Scott Gay, the owner of New York Styles clothing store located at 1008 Broad St., notified authorities after receiving the suspicious smaller package contained inside another.

 The owner told authorities he had anticipated the larger package’s arrival but was surprised to find a smaller package wrapped inside. Gay said the shipper told the business owner he is unaware of any small packages in the shipment.