No threat determined after suspicious package reported at federal courthouse
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The FBI has determined there was no threat from a package, which was reported as suspicious, in the mailroom at the federal courthouse in downtown Jacksonville, authorities said.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said about 1:20 p.m. Monday that it was investigating a report of a suspicious package at 300 North Hogan Street, which is the address for the Bryan Simpson United States Courthouse.
About two hours later, according to JFRD, the FBI determined there was not a threat from whatever the package was, and crews were in the process of clearing the scene.
“Materials will undergo additional laboratory testing, but field testing did not identify any threat to the general public was identified," said Amanda Warford Videll, public affairs officer with the FBI’s Jacksonville office.
The courthouse was not evacuated, but the streets surrounding the building were taped off during the investigation.
By 4 p.m., normal courthouse operations had resumed, the FBI said.
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