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Authorities: 'Suspicious' Package Was Tax Return

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RICHMOND, VA—A suspicious package found near the Federal Building that prompted downtown Richmond streets to close and offices to evacuate was an IRS tax return, authorities said.

The envelope was found near 8th and Leigh Streets, but was examined and determined to be a tax return, according to authorities.

The bottom three floors of the building were evacuated after the envelope was found. The IRS and other federal offices are located inside the building.

Richmond Fire, Richmond Police, Homeland Security and HAZMAT units responded to the scene.

Streets are opening, and the scene is clearing.

Stay with 8News for updates.

 

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