A suspicious package left today inside the Idaho State Police regional office in Coeur d’Alene prompted an evacuation of the building and several surrounding streets. The Spokane bomb squad was sent to assess and dispose of the device. An ISP officer around noon had reported the package was a paper grocery bag that has a cell phone and remote with blinking lights. Someone also had left a handwritten note on the front counter at the office, which is at 615 West Wilbur Ave. on the city’s north end. Coeur d’Alene Police officers ask that people avoid the area and take alternate routes. Wilbur is closed at U.S. Highway 95 west to N. Wheatfield Drive. Mineral Drive is closed north of Wilbur. All parking lots serving neighboring retail businesses are closed as well/Scott Maben, SR.
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