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Suspicious package detours Chapel Hill traffic briefly

Posted April 22, 2013

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— Traffic on South Columbia Street near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was detoured briefly Monday afternoon while police investigated reports of a suspicious package in the area.

Authorities were at the scene for less than an hour and appeared to be focused on a green bucket or cooler.

Randy Young, a UNC public safety spokesman, said the package was determined to have posed no threat to the campus.


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  • NewToMe Apr 23, 2013

    I hope this suspicious package thing doesn't get out of hand. There are bunches of things laying around places I don't know what they are and I'm not about to assume they are something explosive.

  • itlsss Apr 22, 2013

    Suspicious package at UNC. Must have been a textbook!