IRS building evacuated due to ‘suspicious package’

08/03/2011 2:26 PM |

The Internal Revenue Service office on East Main Street in Riverhead was evacuated Wednesday morning after a “suspicious package” was left outside the building, Riverhead Town Police said.

A security officer inside the building called police after finding a suitcase under an air conditioner behind the building about 8:30 a.m. The building was evacuated as authorities investigated.

The Suffolk County Police bomb squad responded and an X-ray found that the case contained an electronic device. A robot was used to open it and found clothing and “harmless items” inside, authorities said.

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