Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Federal building in Louisville evacuated, no threat found

(AP) — Authorities evacuated a federal building in downtown Louisville because of a "suspicious package," but the all-clear was given about an hour later.

The Mazzoli Federal Building was evacuated around 11 a.m. EST. Media report that federal officials called in the Louisville Police bomb squad to investigate the package. The building was reopened shortly after noon.

Rob Sperling, a spokesman for Federal Protective Services in Washington said 
there was no evidence the package contained explosive materials, but it was investigated as a precaution.

Streets near the building were closed off, but the nearby U.S. District courthouse was not evacuated.