UPDATE: Package at Coca-Cola plant merely a damaged communication box

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: According to Birmingham Police Department’s Public Information Officer, Sgt. Johnny Williams, the package was merely a damaged communication box.

The box has been covered by an orange tarp to protect it from the rain.

Sgt. Williams says there was no threat.

ORIGINAL: Reports of a suspicious package at the Coca-Cola plant on East Lake Boulevard have prompted the Birmingham Police Department to shut down the area around the plant.

The Birmingham Police Department has blocked off East Lake Boulevard at 43rd Street near the plant.

CBS42 will have more on this developing situation as it becomes available.

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