Suspicioius package prompts evacuation at Charlotte police headquarters

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

CHARLOTTE, NC -- Police in Charlotte have cordoned off several blocks around their headquarters after a suspicious package was discovered inside the building.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers used vehicles and bicycles to block intersections after the discovery of the package Tuesday afternoon. Fire trucks and a man in an ATF were outside the building.

According to police, the package was discovered just as activists were entering the building to deliver demands to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney. It's unclear if the package was found in the same area or if there was any connection.