Smoking Soda Bottles Close River Road in Columbus - WRBL

Smoking Soda Bottles Close River Road in Columbus

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Evidence discovered along River Road is secured under a tent. Evidence discovered along River Road is secured under a tent.
Police closed the Columbus neighborhood Wednesday morning after two soda bottles began releasing smoke. Police closed the Columbus neighborhood Wednesday morning after two soda bottles began releasing smoke.
COLUMBUS, Ga. -

Columbus police shutdown a Columbus neighborhood Wednesday morning after two smoking bottles were found on the side of River Road.

An inmate on a work cleanup assignment found the bottles, says Capt. Gil Slouchick. The inmate opened the bottles and smoke came out. The fire department responded along with the police department's Special Operations Unit. Authorities believe the bottles were used to make methamphetamines and the smoke was the result of a chemical reaction.

The 1600 block of River Road near Bradley Park Drive was closed while officials secured the scene. The roadway has since reopened.

The inmate was not injured. Police have not made any arrests. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is headed to the scene.

News 3 has a crew on-scene and we will continue to monitor the situation.

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