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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Columbia emergency officials have clearedthe Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardons Services' office in downtown Columbia after a suspicious item triggered an evacuation.

The incident took place at the agency's office at the corner of Gregg and Hampton Streets.

Officers say around 11:30 a.m. a cleaning lady founda jug of liquid hidden behind a bathroom stall. As a precaution, hazardous materials crews investigated the material, but apparently found nothing threatening.

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