Charlotte police HQ evacuated after ‘suspicious package’ found, bomb squad on scene

People who were evacuated from the police headquarters on Tuesday. WBTV photo
People who were evacuated from the police headquarters on Tuesday. WBTV photo

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WNCN) — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Headquarters was evacuated on Tuesday afternoon after an apparent bomb threat was made, according to reports.

Just before 5 p.m., CMPD Police said that a suspicious package was found at the headquarters.

WBTV reported around 4:30 p.m. that the building was evacuated.

Just after 5 p.m., Charlotte police said that the bomb squad had arrived to investigate the package.

The incident comes exactly a week after Keith Lamont Scott was fatally shot by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police during a confrontation.

That shooting sparked several days of protests and riots in the city.

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