Bomb scare turns out to be package of books |

Bomb scare turns out to be package of books

Police evacuated a U.S. Forest Service building on Emerald Bay Road Tuesday morning after employees reported a suspicious package in the lobby.

The 2-by-3-foot package had no return address and was delivered to the building Monday afternoon. Suspicion grew Tuesday and employees called police, who in turn called the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department bomb squad. They arrived around 9:45 a.m. and determined the box contained books.

“It’s not a frequent thing,” said Linda Massey, spokeswoman for the Forest Service’s Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. “Employees are instructed to look at any packages they receive for any suspicious signs, then get in touch with law enforcement and let them make the call.”

Employees were allowed back in their building at 10:45 a.m.

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