New Hampshire Democrat office vacated for suspicious package

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Police say the New Hampshire Democratic Party Office has been evacuated because of a suspicious package.

The Concord Monitor reports that at least three employees were present when the package was found Monday afternoon. Police told the newspaper that first responders checked at least one of those employees for possible exposure to a substance in the package, but no injuries have been reported.

The office tweeted that the employee was treated “merely as a precaution.”

It’s unclear what might have been in the package.

The building in Concord is currently on lockdown. Traffic is being diverted around the area.

Authorities say police, fire crews and a state hazmat team are on scene. Federal law enforcement is involved in the investigation.

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Information from: Concord Monitor, http://www.concordmonitor.com

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