Police investigate package at Broad Street business

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

Zach Boyden-Holmes/Staff
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 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.

 

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Einstein
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Einstein 04/26/11 - 12:22 pm
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They will probably blow it

They will probably blow it up, just to find a bunch of black and brown leather strips.... Remnants of what used to be brand new wallets and belts. I remember them blowing up a briefcase on Reynolds Street a fee years ago. The guy who lost it walked up just moments before they blew it up and pleaded with them not to blow up his brief case.... Was told that it was, "too late," and they blew it up anyway.

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Riverman1 04/26/11 - 02:24 pm
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Call those guys and

Call those guys and something's gonna get blown up whether it needs it or not.

Brad Owens
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Brad Owens 04/26/11 - 02:43 pm
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We have a bomb squad?

We have a bomb squad?

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 04/26/11 - 03:53 pm
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They really blew up a

They really blew up a briefcase that the owner was claiming?

Einstein
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Einstein 04/26/11 - 06:53 pm
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Brad, yes. Augusta Citizen,

Brad, yes.
Augusta Citizen, that's my recollection. There was a briefcase left unattended for a while somewhere near the Channel 26 parking lot. The guy who had forgotten about it heard that the bomb squad had been spotted close to his building, so, he walked over to see what was going on. When he heard someone in the crowd say that an unattended briefcase was what the bomb squad was there for, he went to a member of the bomb squad to explain that he just realized that they were called about his briefcase, there was no cause for alarm, and could he please just simply get his brief case back. The bomb squad told him that the briefcase had already been, "armed" and that there was no way that he, or anybody else, would be going anywhere near the briefcase again. They had the briefcase in some dome-shaped metal thing on a big truck and blew it up inside of it. The guy looked noticeably shaken... Said that he had a lot of important business papers in the briefcase, and that he would likely be fired as a result of losing them. This story was in the Chronicle, I believe. Wish they would do a follow-up after all these years. I'd love to know if the guy actually got fired.

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Crime Reports and Rewards TV 04/27/11 - 11:09 am
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Sure would like to have one

Sure would like to have one of those Bomb suits. Think how handy that would be....now-days? ha ahha

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