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VPD Investigating Saturday Bomb Threat

Courtesy of the Vidalia Police Department

Police were heavily present along Highway 280 East in Vidalia on Saturday night, August 19, as they worked to investigate a bomb threat at the Family Dollar.

At approximately 8:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to the scene in reference to this threat. Upon arrival, they contacted store employees and evacuated the store to conduct a search. During the search, officers located an item of concern within the store.

Due to this discovery, the entire shopping center that housed the store was evacuated and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation – Bomb Disposal Unit was requested to assist. A certified bomb technician was able to deem the item and location safe, and the store was turned back over to the employees without further incident.

The Vidalia Police Department would like to extend gratitude to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Toombs County Sheriff’s Office, Toombs County Emergency Management Agency, Toombs-Montgomery EMS, and Vidalia Fire Department for their response and assistance with the situation.

If you have any information on this incident, please contact the Investigative Services Division a (912) 537-4123, or Crimestoppers at (912) 386-4480.

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