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PHOENIX – A Phoenix business was evacuated for a time Tuesday morning after the discovery of a suspicious package, which turned out to be nothing more than a training tool.
It happened just before 5:30 a.m. at IntelliQuick Delivery Service at 20th Street and Broadway Road.
According to Sgt. Trent Crump of the Phoenix Police Department, the package in question was described as a "testing device," used by the shipping company to train its employees and test its security equipment.
Apparently one of the employees did not recognize this particular device, became concerned and sounded the alarm.
The Phoenix Police Department and the bomb squad were called in. After rendering the device inert, it was recognized as the harmless tool it was. Officers then gave the all clear.
Employees were allowed back inside the building about an hour later, although not into the specific area where the package was discovered.
While the device turned out to be legitimate -- actually the property of IntelliQuick Delivery -- Trump said no charges are expected because the situation was not a deliberate hoax.
No injuries were reported.
IntelliQuick Delivery is the largest independent delivery/courier service in Arizona, employing more than 250 uniformed and credentialed local couriers and drivers.