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UPDATE: 'Suspicious Package' At Federal Courthouse Deemed Not A Threat

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Photo from downtown Spokane taken on Thurs. Photo from downtown Spokane taken on Thurs.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

UPDATE: The scene at the Federal Courthouse in downtown Spokane has cleared after law enforcement was on scene for much of Thursday morning after a suspicious device was found. 

The FBI wouldn't go into great detail about what was found, but they did say that a package that required "attention" was caught this morning through normal screening. The bottom two floors of the courthouse were evacuated while the bomb squad investigated. Roads in downtown Spokane were also blocked off. 

After several hours, the scene was deemed safe and employees were let back into the building. At this time, it is unclear exactly what the package was, but the FBI says it was not harmful.

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UPDATE: Traffic is currently blocked on Main St. between Lincoln and Monroe.

TWEET FROM ALEX: The bottom two floors of the Federal Courthouse have been evacuated due to this suspicious device.

TWEET FROM ALEX: Just arrived on scene main is completely blocked off as we await bomb squad to investigate further.

BREAKING: Spokane Police tell us they are on scene after a suspicious device was found in or around the Federal courthouse in downtown Spokane. Authorities are asking all drivers to avoid the scene as they investigate. We'll post more details as we get them.

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