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Garners Ferry closed for a short time for suspicious package investigation

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Garners Ferry Road is back open after being closed for a short time while emergency crews investigated a report of a third suspicious package Wednesday afternoon.

The search area was focused on the area near Garners Ferry Road and Rosewood Drive Extension.

Police said a caller notified the South Carolina Highway Patrol that there were duffle bags at the location. When caller went through same area again, the bags were gone, according to police.

Columbia Fire Department crews and Columbia Police officers were not able to find evidence of any suspicious activity in the area.

The road was opened back up after just a few minutes.

The report of a third suspicious item was received approximately an hour after crews closed Assembly Street down to investigate two other suspicious packages.

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