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Package that prompted evacuation at BRPD headquarters contained action figures, police say

2 months 16 hours 16 minutes ago Thursday, August 19 2021 Aug 19, 2021 August 19, 2021 12:29 PM August 19, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police headquarters on Airline Highway was evacuated after officers discovered what was described as a "suspicious package" outside the building Thursday morning. 

The department confirmed to WBRZ that a "suitcase-like" object was found near the courtyard shortly after 9 o'clock. Police headquarters was evacuated as a bomb squad was called in to investigate.

The department said late Thursday morning that bomb technicians were not able to determine the contents using an X-ray, so a water cannon was used to open it. Police said they found action figures inside the case and no sign of an actual threat.

The building has since resumed normal operation.

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