Businesses evacuated after suspicious package found in Scottsdale

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UPDATE: 3 p.m.

The bomb squad determined the item did not contain harmful materials.


SCOTTSDALE - The Scottsdale Police Department has evacuated three businesses near the Chabad Learning Center where a suspicious item has been found.

According to the Scottsdale Police Department, the Chabad Learning Center near Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard received a package that had some suspicious and/or threatening writing on it.

Police say the package was not mailed and may have been dropped off.

There were no children in the center and six employees were evacuated. Six employees from nearby businesses were also evacuated.