‘Suspicious’ package forces evacuation of courthouse, daycare in St. Albans

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A report of a suspicious package delivered to the Franklin County Superior Court in St. Albans on Wednesday forced a short evacuation of the courthouse and a nearby child care facility.

Police say the package, addressed to an employee of the court, arrived at about 11:20 a.m. After the employee informed court officials he had not ordered any merchandise and was not expecting a delivery, the package was scanned and its contents were deemed suspicious.

Court officials evacuated the building, located at 17 Church Street, and notified police. Children at a nearby childcare facility were relocated.

Officers and firefighters were able to determine the package was a large battery power supply. The all-clear was announced around noon and business resumed as usual.

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