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Suspicious package removed from CMPD headquarters

Posted September 27, 2016 5:05 p.m. EDT
Updated September 27, 2016 9:15 p.m. EDT

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Headquarters in uptown was evacuated Tuesday after a suspicious package was discovered inside the building.

Police say the threat was called in around 4:30 p.m. CMPD tweeted just before 5 p.m. that a suspicious package was found, prompting the evacuation.

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CMPD Captain Mike Campagna said that the package was investigated by a K9 unit, removed from the building by a bomb squad robot and secured in a container where it will be taken to a remote location and rendered safe. Campagna was unable to confirm any of the contents of the package Tuesday evening.

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