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Suspicious package that cleared Administration Building tests negative

The suspicious package in Gov. Pat McCrory's office that caused the Administration Building to be evacuated Thursday turned out to be a false alarm.

The package was tested for toxicity and results came back negative, said Kim Genardo, the governor's spokeswoman

“Fortunately it was a false alarm,” she said. “But you can never too be vigilant.”

A member of the governor's staff opened a package late Thursday and became concerned about it's contents, contacting emergency personnel. The building was evacuated for about 35 minutes, while a hazmet team removed the package.

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