UPDATE: Hazmat team called to Athens home of alleged cat killer

ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – A Huntsville Hazmat team was called out to investigate a suspicious package found at the home of accused cat killer Ronald Golden.

Golden called the Athens Fire Department after he says he received a suspicious package from Nigeria.  He told authorities he did not order the package.

Ronald Fraser Golden (Photo: Athens Police Dept.)

Ronald Fraser Golden (Photo: Athens Police Dept.)

The Athens Fire Department responded to Golden’s home on Bullington Street across from Cowart Elementary School around 4:00 p.m. Thursday.  Firefighters then called for the Huntsville Hazmat team to come to the scene.

Crews shut down Bullington Street as a precaution.  Hazmat crews removed the package from the scene for testing and announced it was not dangerous.

Ronald Golden is accused of buying cats off Craigslist and then killing them inside the same home.  Golden is scheduled to go to trial on 22 counts of animal cruelty on September 15.

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