Update: RCSO says McDowell Street and Murphy Street are safe - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Update: RCSO says McDowell Street and Murphy Street are safe

Update:

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office said the area of McDowell Street and Murphy Street has been rendered safe and the roads are open.

Original:

Officials with several agencies were called out downtown Augusta around 7:15 to investigate a suspicious package, according the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say witnesses said two people dropped on the package around McDowell Street and Murphy Street and left. The area is closed and evacuated.

The Fire Department and Richmond County Sheriffs Office Bomb Squad are on the scene. There are no description of the people or their vehicle at this time.

Stay with WFXG Fox 54 as we continue to update you.

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