‘Suspicious package’ in U.S. 113 median found not to be harmful

GEORGETOWN – Georgetown police early Tuesday afternoon responded to a report of a suspicious package in the grass median of U.S 113 north of U.S. 9.

As a safety precaution, all lanes of U.S. 113 northbound and southbound were closed temporarily between Ennis Road and U.S. 9, said Georgetown Police Department spokesman Det. Joey Melvin

The package, discovered by a Delaware Department of Transportation employee cutting grass in the highway median, was inspected by the Delaware State Police Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit and found not to be harmful, Det. Melvin said.

After the package was inspected, the scene was turned over to the Delaware State Fire Marshall’s Office for continued investigation.

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