Authorities Investigating Suspicious Device in Toccoa

Authorities in Stephens County are investigating to try to find out where a suspicious device found in Toccoa came from Friday.

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that on Friday, deputies from his office responded to an unspecified location in the area of Tugalo Street in Toccoa in reference to a report of a suspicious device.

Shirley said a passerby found the device on the roadside and contacted 911.

The sheriff went on to say that deputies arrived and had the device transported to a safe location.

At that point, the Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Bomb Team and Rabun County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Explosives Detection Unit.

Shirley said the device was rendered safe without incident with the assistance of these two agencies.

The sheriff said no other details could be provided at this time.

We’ll have more information on this as it becomes available.