Streets blocked, residents evacuated over package

March 15, 2010 9:13:02 PM PDT
Authorities in Durham blocked several streets and evacuated residents after finding a suspicious package Monday afternoon.A suspicious package was found near I-85 and Guess Road in a neighborhood on Sovereign and Albany streets.

Police told ABC11 Eyewitness News that someone saw a man get out of a car and put a suitcase behind a bench in the park. The man then drove away.

The bomb squad and the Biological-Chemical Emergency Response Team were called to the scene to investigate.

Nearby residents were also evacuated as a precaution.

When the bomb squad detonated the suitcase, authorities say they found clothes inside.

No one was injured and neighbors who were evacuated were able to return home.

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