Suspicious Package Prompts Evacuations Around Central Point City Hall

Just before 10:30 a.m. on January 9, 2023 the Central Point Police Department received a report of a suspicious package left in a City Hall restroom.

City Hall and surrounding businesses and residences were either evacuated or requested to stay inside while Oregon State Police Explosives Unit responded.

The Explosives Unit ultimately determined the article was not an explosive device.

Some people in the nearby areas heard what sounded like an explosion during the incident which was the Explosives Unit utilizing their equipment.

Authorities say here is no ongoing threat, the area is clear, and the evacuation has been lifted.

No additional information was released by authorities at this time.

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Source: CPPD