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Bomb scare shuts Norcross roads

NORCROSS -- A bomb scare Tuesday afternoon caused police to cordon off an area on Dawson Boulevard near Graves Road, officials said.

According to police, a Gwinnett County officer stopped a 1995 green Saturn for an unspecified traffic violation at about 3:35 p.m. While talking with the driver, the officer noticed a "suspicious looking object" inside the vehicle, said Gwinnett police spokesman Officer Brian Kelly.

"When questioned about the nature of the device, the driver admitted to having possessed devices of an explosive nature in the past," Kelly said. "However, he denied this device was destructive in nature."

Taking no chances, the officer called in the department's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit to investigate. Kelly said the EOD unit examined the device remotely using a robot and determined that it posed no threat.

The driver, who police have not identified, was arrested for driving without a license and violating Georgia's open container law.

Kelly said that while the investigation continues, there are no indications that the man had terroristic intents.