Suspicious items found at Raleigh gas station were medical supplies

From staff reportsMarch 12, 2014 

— Police and firefighters were called to a Sheetz convenience store and gas station at Capital Boulevard and Thornton Road on Wednesday morning after employees reported finding suspicious items scattered around the gas pumps.

The items turned out to be some sort of medical supplies, said police spokesman Jim Sughrue. To be safe, the fire department’s hazardous materials team removed them and determined they were not a threat to the public, Sughrue said.

“No hazardous materials were found to be involved,” he said. “No contamination of any kind was detected.”

Police set up an isolation zone around the Sheetz after getting the call about 10:21 a.m. The store was allowed to reopen about 1:30 p.m., Sughrue said.

Investigators will try to determine where the items came from and who brought them to the Sheetz.

“Exactly how they came to be there is not known at this point,” Sughrue said.

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