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Firefighters respond to ‘suspicious package’ call at county courthouse. Turns out to be envelope filled with medication.

UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019

Spokane firefighters cleared a “suspicious package” call at the Spokane County Courthouse on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (Jonathan Glover/The Spokesman-Review)
Spokane firefighters cleared a “suspicious package” call at the Spokane County Courthouse on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (Jonathan Glover/The Spokesman-Review)

A report of a suspicious package at the Spokane County Courthouse on Wednesday afternoon prompted a large response from city firefighters.

Crews were called to the historic building at 1116 W. Broadway Ave., north of downtown at about 2 p.m., where workers in the Spokane County Clerk’s Office on the third floor reported receiving a “suspicious package,” said Battalion Chief David Heizer. The building was not evacuated.

After about an hour, firefighters determined the package – a standard manilla envelope – was filled only with medication. The scene was cleared shortly after.

“At this point, there doesn’t appear to be any danger to anybody,” said Heizer. No injuries were reported.

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