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      Mysterious pail of liquid shuts down section of Assembly Street

      A mysterious pail of liquid shut down a section of Assembly Street in Columbia Friday evening.

      COLUMBIA (WACH) - A mysterious pail of liquid shut down a section of Assembly Street in Columbia Friday evening.

      The Columbia Fire Department was called to the Marriot Hotel at the intersection of of Assembly and Blossom Streets after someone in the hotel noticed the pail.

      Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins says his department was treating the liquid as a suspicious package, but has passed the investigation on to the Columbia Police Department.

      All lanes were reopened just before 6 p.m. Friday.