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Device detonated at Durham car repair shop

Posted November 17, 2009 8:40 p.m. EST
Updated November 18, 2009 8:37 a.m. EST

— The bomb squad detonated a suspicious package Tuesday afternoon at a car repair shop on N.C. Highway 55, near Sedwick Drive, in Durham.

Authorities were called to the Autosmart, 5402 N.C. Highway 55, at about 6 p.m. to investigate a suspicious device.

The sheriff’s office called the bomb squad to assist in the probe and nearby stores were evacuated.

At about 8 p.m., the bomb squad detonated the package as a precaution. Further investigation showed the package was not a bomb, and that there was never an actual threat, police said.

Part of the highway was shut down for a short time during the investigation.