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Suspicious package prompts evacuation of Macon day care center

A Macon day care was evacuated Wednesday morning due to a suspicious package / Perry Smith (WGXA)

MACON, Ga. -- Children at a Macon day care center were evacuated Wednesday morning after a suspicious package was dropped off on the playground.

According to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, at about 9:15 a.m. a white male exited a black vehicle, possibly a Nissan, near the Child Network Daycare on Northside Drive with a cardboard box in hand, ran over to the fenced in area of the daycare and threw the box over the fence into the playground.

After tossing the box, the man ran back to the vehicle and fled the area, heading westbound on Northside Drive toward Forest Hill Road.

Workers noticed the package and decided to evacuate the children to a safe location out of a precaution.

A bomb squad was brought to the scene to evaluate the package. After examination of the package by the bomb disposal unit, it was found to have contained wire, some washers and a small micro-chip. The Bibb County Sheriff's Office said it did not contain any type of explosive device.

After the box was cleared by the bomb disposal unit, the Child Network Center was declared to be safe and the children and employees returned to the building.

Bibb County Sheriff David Davis said authorities are reviewing surveillance video to attempt to identify and locate the vehicle.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff's Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

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