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Downtown Emerson evacuated Wednesday due to suspicious item

July 23, 2020–7:49 a.m.


Downtown Emerson was evacuated for more than three hours after someone took a suspicious item to the police department.

A citizen located the item outside city limits. Emerson PD contacted the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office to assist.

The Floyd County Bomb Squad and FBI also responded. They determined that the suspicious item was non-hazardous.

As a precaution, city employees evacuated the area until the item was safely disposed of by the bomb squad. They began reopening the downtown area at around 4:00.