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Suspicious bottle of liquid prompts probation office evacuation

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(Source: Russ Congdon) (Source: Russ Congdon)

The discovery of a bottle of liquid in a Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon office in downtown Columbia Tuesday prompted emergency crews to evacuate the building and investigate the substance.

Columbia Police and Fire Department officials were called to the office at 1221 Gregg Street around noon.

A PPP spokesperson said a woman cleaning inside the building found a bottle of liquid tucked away inside a bathroom.

After an investigation, crews determined the bottle and its contents were not hazardous.

Gregg Street was closed during the investigation, but has since re-opened.

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