GBI Investigating Suspicious Package Found in Rabun Co.

By Craig Salmon, WRBN Radio, Clayton

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is helping to investigate a suspicious package found last week in Rabun County.

Rabun County Sheriff Frank Andrews said that between 2 and 2:30 p.m. Friday, Chief Deputy John Crane and Rabun County Sheriff’s Office explosive detection K-9 Pinda responded to a location on old Highway 441 South just north of the Tiger city limits in reference to a suspicious package.

Chief Deputy Crane said he saw an item consistent with a homemade explosive device and K-9 Pinda gave a positive alert for explosives within the package.

“After a close examination of the place, I deemed it unsafe for me to completely dismantle the package, so I called the GBI Bomb Squad to render it safe,” said Crane. “We ended up using a water cannon.”

A water cannon is designed to disrupt any electronics and reduce the volatility of any powders within an explosive device.

The GBI Bomb Unit disarmed the package and collected the remains as evidence.