Revenue building evacuated

Bits of metal and nuts and bolts inside the package may have been used to make it look like a bomb. (Aaron Asselin)

August 25, 2010 8:36:49 AM PDT
The NC Department of Crime Control & Public Safety said Wednesday that the Department of Revenue building, at 501 North Wilmington Street, was evacuated Wednesday morning because of a suspicious package.

The Raleigh Police bomb squad was called in around 9:40 a.m. to analyze the package.

Experts said the package was harmless and workers were allowed to return to their offices.

The box was apparently intended to cause a scare because it was taped up with nuts and bolts inside like a bomb. However, there was no explosive.

The investigation continues.

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