Suspicious package leads to evacuation of the Bernie Sanders office in Burlington
- A suspicious package at Bernie Sanders' Senate offices in Burlington, Vermont, led to an evacuation
- The state police bomb truck was parked outside most of the afternoon
- Investigators say a suspicious package was sent to the senator's office
- Bomb crew was called at 11:45 am, but the building was only evacuated at 4 pm
A suspicious package in Senator Bernie Sanders' office in Burlington saw the property evacuated on Thursday.
The Burlington police later said the suspicious package was not an explosive device and if & # 39; harmless & # 39; Was considered.
Sanders was not at his office because he was recording The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in New York, a few hundred kilometers away.
A suspicious package at Bernie Sanders' Senate offices in Burlington led to an evacuation
nThe state police bomb truck was parked outside most of the afternoon
The Vermont police regularly provided updates on Twitter about what exactly was going on
The police say that it is unclear what was in the package and who sent it.
The US post office must investigate.
Researchers were called around 11.45 am, but the building was not vacated until 4 pm.
Burlington vice police Jon Murad described to WCAX what could be the reason for the evacuation.
& # 39; Addresses that differ slightly or people who are the intended recipient of the device and no longer work in the office, & # 39; said Murad.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was far away from Vermont when he recorded The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in New York
Burlington vice police Jon Murad described a number of reasons why the package was considered suspicious
& # 39; They are packages with too much postage. They contain packages that are taped or closed in strange ways. They include packages with both signage and symbolism on the outside that indicate problems or messages that go beyond what a normal package would have and that make the package suspicious.
& # 39; I can't talk about this because it's an ongoing investigation. However, I will say that it has encountered many of those things and that is why we have spent a lot of time looking at them, & Murad said.
It is the second time in a month that authorities have investigated packages sent to the Sanders offices.
Another suspicious package was sent to his office on September 11. It also turned out to be a false alarm.
The bomb crew was on site from 11:45 am and only left at 4 pm
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