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Sarasota City Hall evacuated after employee receives 'suspicious envelope'

Posted at 3:55 PM, Sep 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-06 16:33:00-04

SARASOTA, Fla. — Sarasota City Hall was evacuated due to a "suspicious envelope" that a City Hall employee received.

Sarasota Police Department responded to the scene and said that their Explosive Material Unit (EMU) has responded as a precaution. 2nd St. between Orange and Lemon was closed.

At 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, the evacuation was lifted, and 2nd St. was opened.

Sarasota police say that the envelope has been determined "not a threat."