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Bomb squad detonates suspicious package at Gaston Co credit union

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GASTON COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

Emergency officials were called out after a suspicious package was found outside a Gaston County business Wednesday afternoon.

According to officials, an employee noticed the package outside the Carolina Federal Credit Union on Highway 150 in Cherryville.

The Gaston County Bomb Squad set up a 500-yard perimeter around the building, and asked several nearby businesses and restaurants in the area to keep everyone inside.

The bomb squad detonated the package without incident. Officials said it appeared to be a metal box with an undisclosed parcel inside. 

The County ID unit was called to collect the debris. 

All businesses in the area have reopened. 

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