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DeKalb County bomb squad: Package at Target store not dangerous

DKPD responded to the Northlake Mall Target on Lavista Road.

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A Target in DeKalb County is back open after a suspicious package scare. Authorities determined Saturday afternoon it was not a threat.

The DeKalb County Police Department said on Saturday its bomb squad was called to review a suspicious package in the parking lot of a Target store.

The department said it got the call a little before 11:30 a.m. about the suspicious package. They responded to the Northlake Mall Target on Lavista Road.

"When officers arrived, they secured the area and requested our Bomb Squad respond to the scene for further investigation. Members of the Bomb Squad are currently on scene reviewing the item. We will provide an update once their investigation is complete," a police statement said.

Around 4:15 p.m., the bomb squad determined the package was not dangerous and reopened the area to the public, according to the police department.

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