Authorities respond to bomb scare at Jasper gas station

By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness News
October 12, 2017

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JASPER, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office responded to a bomb scare on Thursday afternoon at the Love's truck stop on I-75 in Jasper.

Hamilton County Sheriff Harrell Reid tells WCTV they received a call around 3 p.m. that someone had reported to a clerk at the gas station that there was something suspicious in a stall in the women's restroom.

Sheriff Reid said they found a tied-up sock with sharp object protruding from it.

Reid then said he and other officials didn't think it was suspicious, but didn't want to take any chances and called in a bomb-dog team from Valdosta.

The Leon County Sheriff's Office has confirmed to WCTV they sent a bomb squad to the scene as well.

Sheriff Reid says it was deemed to be a sewing kit inside of the sock.

About 5:30 this evening, the scene was cleared.

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