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Milgen Road reopened after bomb scare

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The Columbus police bomb squad investigated a report of a live mortar inside a donation bin. It was later determined to be an empty canister. WRBL reporter David Hurst posted this image to Twitter Thursday afternoon. You can follow him at @DHurstWRBL. The Columbus police bomb squad investigated a report of a live mortar inside a donation bin. It was later determined to be an empty canister. WRBL reporter David Hurst posted this image to Twitter Thursday afternoon. You can follow him at @DHurstWRBL.
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Milgen Road and Warm Springs Road in the area of Cooper Creek Park have been reopened after a bomb scare Thursday afternoon.

The Columbus Police Department bomb squad responded after someone noticed old military-style items in the Valley Rescue Mission donation bin. One of the items resembled a live mortar. The item was later determined to be an empty canister.

The area was shutdown while police investigated. All roads have now been reopened.

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