The Federal building in downtown Evansville is now re-opened after a suspicious package prompts its evacuation.
Here at Eyewitness News, our policy is to not report bomb threats.
But, in this case, it was a suspicious package that raised concerns at the Federal building.
Around 10:00am, an employee screened the package and found its contents suspicious.
For safety, Vine Street was closed between Martin Luther King and 10th Street.
All nearby buildings were evacuated.
EPD Sergeant Jason Cullum says the package was addressed to an employee, and contained battery packs.
However, that employee was not expecting the package, which made the situation even more suspicious.
“Abomb technician went into the building and examined the package and was able to determine there was nothing n the package that was dangerous. It appears to be multiple battery packs that were being delivered to an employee inside the building,” said Cullum.
According to Sergeant Cullum, a robot and bomb specialist were sent into to retrieve the package.
The all clear was given in about an hour’s time.
According to Evansville Police, a bomb tech determined a suspicious package at the Federal Building is not dangerous. The building has reopened.
EPD says a Hazardous Devices Unit was called to the Federal Building to investigate a suspicious package.The building was evacuated according to police.
Sgt. Jason Cullum says packages are screened daily in the mail room and a package appeared suspicious.
This is a developing situation and we will bring you more information as it becomes available.
Sgt. Jason Cullum says packages are screened daily in mailroom and a package appeared suspicious.— Joe Bird (@FollowThatBird) February 24, 2015
EPD Hazardous Devices Unit has been called to the Federal Building to investigate a suspicious package. The building has been evacuated.— Evansville Police (@EvansvillePD) February 24, 2015