Chapel Hill authorities have issued an “all clear” for a potential suspicious package near University Place in Chapel Hill.
Fire department crews were dispatched shortly before 9 a.m. and set up a perimeter around the recycling center behind a BP gas station.
— WCHL & Chapelboro (@WCHLChapelboro) July 30, 2019
After about 20 minutes, investigators determined that the device did not pose a threat and issued an all clear.
Police said that the suspicious package turned out to be a discarded driveway alarm left at the dumpsters.
Here’s what was found this morning from the result of a dispatch for a “suspicious package/bomb.” We take all necessary precautions when these calls come in. The item was a discarded driveway alarm left at the dumpsters. All clear at @UPlaceNC. pic.twitter.com/T4fqD4AJG5
— Chapel Hill Fire (@ChapelHillFD) July 30, 2019