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NC officials stress vigilance after suspicious package found

Posted April 18, 2013

— The North Carolina Department of Administration building was evacuated for about an hour Thursday afternoon due to reports of a suspicious package.

A member of Gov. Pat McCrory's staff saw the package on the first floor of the building, at 116 W. Jones St. in downtown Raleigh, and reported it to authorities. A hazmat crew arrived on the scene around 5 p.m.

The package was removed from the building and sent to a lab for testing.

No one was injured, and employees were allowed back into the building around 5:45 p.m.

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Governor's office spokeswoman Kim Genardo said everyone should be more vigilant following the events in Boston, Washington and Texas this week.

"We had a very aware staff member do the right thing and report something that did not look right to the authorities," Genardo said. "Boston and Texas, all very sad events, I think it has put everyone's radar up."


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  • superman Apr 19, 2013

    I always laugh when they describe something as "suspicious". suspicious man, suspicious car, suspicious package! How is this different? They took it back to the lab for testing. It would not be smart to take a bomb back to the lab for testing. What was in the package that required testing. Paper, penicls etc?

  • disgusted2010 Apr 18, 2013

    What a farce. These people want to be important when in fact they are just a joke.