BEULAVILLE, DUPLIN COUNTY -

No bomb was found after a man left a suspicious object inside a Duplin County bank Tuesday, police said.

The scare began when a man went inside the BB&T on West Main Street in Beulaville late Tuesday afternoon and left a container near the front door, said Police Chief Joey Carter. The man then made a deposit and left the bank.

The bank was evacuated, and a nearby Hardee's restaurant was shut down, Chief Carter said. A bomb squad was called in to put the object through X-ray.

Chief Carter said the object turned out to be a cooler, and no explosives were inside. He said officers are now looking at surveillance video to try and identify the man who caused the scare.

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A bomb squad is heading to a Duplin County bank because someone dropped off a suspicious object inside, police said.

The suspicious object was dropped off inside the BB&T bank on West Main Street in Beulaville Tuesday afternoon, said Police Chief Joey Carter. The bank has been evacuated and a nearby Hardee's restaurant has been shut down.

Traffic is being evacuated from the area, Chief Carter said.

In addition to police, deputies and SBI officials are at the scene. They are waiting for the bomb squad from Raleigh to arrive to determine what the object is.

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