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Deputies investigate 2 reports of suspicious packages in Anderson Co.

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Suspicious package on U.S. 29 (Source: Michael Brown) Suspicious package on U.S. 29 (Source: Michael Brown)
Roadway blocked during investigation (Source: Michael Brown) Roadway blocked during investigation (Source: Michael Brown)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Anderson County Sheriff's Office responded to two reports of suspicious packages over the weekend.

Deputies received a call Sunday morning about a suspicious package which resulted in U.S. 29 being shut down briefly. Sheriff Chad McBride said the item was made to looks suspicious but was cleared by the bomb squad.

Michael Brown, a resident who found the suspicious package described it as a black box wrapped in electrical tape with black and white wires coming out of it.

"I immediately called the police right then and there," Brown said. "It was right there dead center in the middle of the road."

A second call was received on Sunday about a suspicious item that turned out to be garbage.

The reports come after a man was injured in January by an explosive device inside a wicker basket. Deputies also responded to a report of a suspicious package earlier in February along Hard Hillhouse Drive, which turned out to be a false alarm.

The FBI said their agency, along with ATF and the Anderson County Sheriff's Office are continuing to investigate these matters.

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