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N.C. revenue department building evacuated again

Posted August 27, 2010 6:58 a.m. EDT
Updated August 27, 2010 8:23 a.m. EDT

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.