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Tuesday, August 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Suspicious package causes evacuation of SR

Hundreds of The Spokesman-Review’s employees were evacuated this afternoon after someone brought a suspicious package into the lobby of the downtown building.

The Explosive Disposal Unit responded and determined the package was not a threat.

According to newspaper officials, the incident occurred at approximately 2:50. A woman entered the front door and placed the package the size of an empty toilet paper roll on the front desk. She said someone outside told her to give the package to an unnamed reporter, then she ran out of the building. The package was wrapped in a blue business envelope.

The guard who received the package took it to the building’s loading dock, following the company’s protocol.

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