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Suspicious Package Outside ACLU Offices Deemed As ‘Safe’

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Salt Lake offices of the ACLU of Utah was evacuated after a suspicious package was found outside the door. Police have since determined the package to be nonthreatening.

Detective Greg Wilking with the Salt Lake City Police Department said no one at the scene saw who left the package at the building Tuesday morning. Investigators were looking into surveillance video from the scene to determine how the package got there.

Police closed 300 West was closed around 11 a.m. Tuesday between 300 North and 500 North near the Marmalade District.

Crews from the bomb squad took an X-ray of the package, but it was not clear what they found. They planned to send a robot in to take a closer look.

The package was determined to be a box of papers.

Several officers and patrol vehicles were at the scene. There was crime tape blocking an area from the sidewalk to the median at 400 North in the southbound lanes.

The road is a heavy trafficked area for commuters coming from the north side of the city and Davis County. Officials have advised drivers to avoid the area while police conduct their investigation. The roadway has since been reopened.

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