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Suspicious package cleared near north Forsyth drug store

NORTH FORSYTH — In what turned out to be a false alarm, a suspicious package led authorities to shut down Freedom Parkway at Keith Bridge Road for a short time Monday.

According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, it was eventually determined that the package contained floor finish.

Edd, the agency’s bomb dog, did not alert to anything explosive in the package, which was in front of Rite Aid Pharmacy at the busy crossing.

But according to Doug Rainwater, a spokesman from the sheriff’s office, Freedom Parkway was closed at the entrance to Kroger as a precaution about 10:30 a.m.

He said deputies decided to call the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s bomb disposal unit, citing “indications that it could be something serious.” Someone from Rite Aid had reported the package.

Additional details, such as who owned the package and how it got there, were not immediately available.