ROANOKE CO., Va. -

Roanoke County Police have determined that the bag Virginia State Police detonated Saturday did not contain anything suspicious.

The bag was found Saturday morning at Brookside Plaza.

The bag, which contained clothing and personal items, was left in between the Dollar General and a restaurant. Investigators believe someone left the small luggage bag there by mistake.

Officials decided to detonate the bag out of an abundance of caution.

The bag was found Saturday morning at Brookside Plaza.

The bag, which contained clothing and personal items, was left in between the Dollar General and a restaurant. Investigators believe someone left the small luggage bag there by mistake.

Officials decided to detonate the bag out of an abundance of caution.

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Original story from Saturday, April 26

A suspicious package kept shoppers from going about their morning and closed a part of a busy Roanoke County road Saturday.

Employees spotted a piece of luggage in front of a restaurant in Brookside Plaza and called it in.

Roanoke County Police shut down the plaza and a portion of Williamson Road for nearly two-hours while the Virginia State Police was called in.
 
"They arrived shortly, about 10:30a.m., about 11:20, they did a controlled denotation of the package. They had x-rayed it first and weren't satisfied that it was completely safe, so they did that as a precaution," explains Assistant Chief Chuck Mason, Roanoke County Police Department.
 
The bag was found inbetween the Dollar General and a restaurant and was eventually moved to the parking lot where it was denotated by the bomb squad.   

At this point, no word where the bag came from or what was inside.
 
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Press Release from Roanoke County Police Department:

Be advised that the 6400 block of Williamson Road at Brookside Shopping Center is closed at this time due to the investigation, with Virginia State Police, of a suspicious package. Williamson Road from Dent Road to Plymouth Dr will be closed to traffic until further notice.