Academy Sports back open after suspicious package found

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EVANS, Ga. (WJBF-TV) — Academy Sports in Columbia County is back open after a suspicious package was found there Sunday afternoon.

A customer found the package outside the store around noon. Deputies responded and evacuated the store as a precaution.

The store and the parking lot were closed for a few hours while the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad investigated the suspicious package.

The package turned out to be nothing dangerous, so the store reopened and the scene was cleared. There’s no word on what was inside of the package.

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