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Employees able to return to Pima County buildings after evacuated for suspicious package
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Employees able to return to Pima County buildings after evacuated for suspicious package

A Tucson Police officer examines debris from a suspicious package that Tucson Bomb Squad technicians detonated near the front doors of Pima County Superior Court, 110 W. Congress St. Tucson, Ariz. on November 4th, 2019.

A suspicious package caused the evacuation of three Pima County buildings downtown Monday morning, officials say. 

Pima County announced shortly after 12:30 p.m. that employees were able to return to the buildings. "The public will be admitted after county staff are in," the county said on Twitter.

The buildings affected were Pima County Superior Court and two county administration buildings, according to the county.

Tucson Police Department spokesman Officer Ray Smith said they received a report of a suspicious package at superior court about 8:30 a.m. Monday. Police are still investigating the contents of the package, which Smith said was a gym bag.

Westbound traffic on Congress Street between Church and Granada avenues was closed for the investigation, but has since reopened. 

No further information has been released.

Tucson Police and Pima County Sheriff's deputies sealed off Pima County Superior Court November 4th, 2019 due to a suspicious package.

Contact reporter Gloria Knott at gknott@tucson.com or 573-4235. On Twitter: @gloriaeknott

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