(UPDATE) ‘Suspicious package’ briefly closes Twin Oaks shopping center

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 1, 2015
Photo obtained via the city of Avondale Estates website.

Photo obtained via the city of Avondale Estates website.

A suspicious package that briefly shut down the Twin Oaks shopping center in Avondale Estates was deemed “not a threat” by police officials.

The city of Avondale Estates sent the following alert on the morning of Oct. 1:

Twin Oaks Shopping Center Closed Due to a Suspicious Package

Please avoid the area of East College Avenue at Twin Oaks Shopping Center between Pine Street and Livingstone Place due to a suspicious package in the Twin Oaks Shopping Center.

The city followed up later to say that the shopping center had reopened.

Suspicious Package Not a Threat

The DeKalb County Bomb Squad has found the suspicious package at Twin Oaks Shopping Center to be not a threat. All businesses and roads in the area are open.

My Parents’ Basement, a comic book and craft beer store in Avondale Estates, posted this photo of the bomb squad robot on the company’s Instagram page.

Correction: An earlier version of this story provided an incorrect date. This story has been updated with the correct information. 

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