Police Evacuate Church Street Because of Suspicious Package

By Sara McCloskey | smccloskey@nexstar.tv

Published 09/24 2016 04:47PM

Updated 09/24 2016 04:47PM

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Burlington Police say a suspicious package was found on Church Street, causing evacuations Saturday afternoon.

Burlington Police Tweeted around 4:30 p.m. that an unapprehended male threw a suitcase in the bushes by City Hall.

Vermont State Police's Bomb Squad worked to remove the package.

Traffic is being diverted from North Winooski Ave. and College Street.

South Burlington Police, the Burlington Fire Department and Vermont State Police were also on the scene.

This story is developing, and Local 22 / Local 44 will share more details when they become available.

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