By WECT Staff | December 6, 2019 at 10:02 AM EST – Updated December 6 at 11:21 AM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – A suspicious package that shut down a section of South 17th Street Friday morning turned out to be a weed-killer-type spray bottle full of sand.
The Wilmington Police Department’s bomb squad responded to the 3100 block of South 17th Street near Independence Boulevard around 10 a.m. after receiving a report of a suspicious-looking object that was sitting near the roadway.
South 17th Street was briefly closed to traffic as the bomb squad examined the object.
Around 11:20 a.m., the all-clear was given and the road was reopened.
TRAFFIC ALERT – 3100 block of S. 17th Street closed due to suspicious package. Motorists advised to use alternate route.
— Wilmington Police (@WilmingtonPD) December 6, 2019
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