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Unattended backpack at Mule Camp Market proved harmless
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A suspicious package briefly disrupted the first day of Mule Camp Market this afternoon.

Gainesville Police were called to investigate an unattended backpack left under a tree on the corner of Main and Spring streets.

The GBI cleared the area and determined the backpack was not a threat, it was simply left unattended, Cpl. Joe Britte said.

Britte praised the festival vendors for their cooperation and for staying calm.

"It worked out to be a real good collaboration at Mule Camp Market," he said. "With everything going on folks were just conducting business as usual."

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