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Package that forced Durham Police Department evacuation was not explosive or hazardous

A suspicious package that forced a nearly five-hour evacuation of the Durham Police Department headquarters Monday contained no explosives or hazardous materials, officials said..

The building at 602 E. Main St. was evacuated from 10 a.m. until 2:50 p.m. after “an unknown person” dropped the package off over the weekend.

Eight law-enforcement or emergency units or agencies responded to the incident, including the Durham County Sheriff’s Office, which sent a robot, and the FBI.

Motorists were asked to avoid Main Street at Hood and Elizabeth streets Monday afternoon.

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