• All-clear given after bomb squad called to investigate suspicious package

    By: Aaron Diamant


    DORAVILLE, Ga. - Doraville police have given the all-clear after the bomb squad was called in to investigate a suspicious package at a shopping center Friday.

    The bomb squad was able to safely remove the object from outside of a Jimmy's restaurant on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. The restaurant and nearby adult club Oasis Goodtime Emporium were on lockdown as police investigated. 

    Channel 2's Aaron Diamant was at the scene, where a worker at Jimmy's found a box sitting by a tree, police said. She picked up the box and took it inside. When she opened it, she found a cylindrical dense metal object inside. The boss took it out back and called 911.

    Doraville police arrived within minutes, cleared the area and called the DeKalb County Bomb Squad. 

    Bomb techs sent a robot in to get pictures and analyzed the device while police kept customers at Jimmy's and the Oasis inside. 

    Diamant spoke to Doraville Police Chief John King about what will happen to the object next. 

    "It will be taken to an area that DeKalb County takes those devices, and it's an isolated area where they will examine it," King said. "They will probably render it safe and then we will try to recover whatever evidence and try to examine the evidence so that we can pursue  a criminal investigation."

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