Charlotte police HQ evacuated after ‘suspicious package’ found, bomb squad on scene


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WNCN) — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Headquarters was evacuated on Tuesday afternoon after an apparent bomb threat was made, according to reports.

Just before 5 p.m. CMPD Police said that a suspicious package was found at the headquarters.

WBTV reported around 4:30 p.m. that the building was evacuated.

Just after 5 p.m., Charlotte police said that the bomb squad had arrived to investigate the package.

The incident comes exactly a week after Keith Lamont Scott was fatally shot by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police during a confrontation.

That shooting sparked several days of protests and riots in the city.

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