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N.C. revenue department building evacuated again

Posted August 27, 2010

Workers line up outside the North Carolina Department of Revenue building in downtown Raleigh on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010. The building was evacuated after a suspicious-looking package was found.

— The North Carolina Department of Revenue building in downtown Raleigh was evacuated Friday morning, marking the second time it happened this week.

State Capitol police said that a fire alarm was called in shortly after 6:00 a.m. The building was evacuated as a precaution.

The Raleigh Fire Department responded but found no signs of any fire, police said.

Police evacuated the revenue building Wednesday after finding a suspicious package in the middle of Wilmington Street.

The small package was covered in black electrical tape, but the bomb squad determined it was not an explosive device.

Authorities were checking to see if surveillance video captured how it got there.


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  • usmilewme2 Aug 27, 2010

    1st I agree me must take these things serious no taking away from the safety of those who work there or anywhere a threat may occur...But sometimes we joke,make silly coments because if we don't we'd look at everything w/ a jaded eye......peace to all....

  • Its My Prerogative Aug 27, 2010


    I have a family member that works there and employees do report to work that early!! There is a 6a-2:30p shift. WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT IT???? (HOPE YOU SEE AND FEEL THE SARCASM)

    It's something that should be taken very seriously. If it was at one of you guys place of employment you would feel the same way and hopefully appreciate that your safety is being considered.

  • Whatever Geez Aug 27, 2010

    Someone is going to get fired! LOL

  • esprg Aug 27, 2010

    lol @ usmilewme2

  • ncmickey Aug 27, 2010

    You gotta take these things seriously though. Thanks to the 1st responders!

  • usmilewme2 Aug 27, 2010

    hmmm I think i told ya'll the other day, "man you delivered the package to early I told ya on friday stupid" somebody wanted a easy button friday....lol

  • 1 of the original Americans Aug 27, 2010

    lol... this is probably an employee that wants time off!!!

  • TooMuchDrama Aug 27, 2010

    There is a cafe in the building that has an issue with a steamer near a fire sensor that has gone off the last two days.

  • ORMA Aug 27, 2010

    Evacuated at 6am??? Did I read that correctly? Who, from the NC Department of Revenue, is in their office at 6am?

  • ajeralddavis Aug 27, 2010

    no someone is looking for an early weekend