‘Suspicious’ package found inside Overton Brooks not a threat

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UPDATE:

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — Authorities have determined that the suspicious package found inside the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center does not pose a threat.

Wednesday afternoon Overton Brooks released an update on the incident:

There is no longer an emergency at the Shreveport VA. The situation has been resolved and authorities have determined the package and its contents are harmless. We thank our mailroom staff for their alertness and our VA Police for their quick response, to include local authorities.

ORIGINAL STORY:

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — Shreveport Fire and Police Departments are investigating after a suspicious package was found at the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center.

Wednesday afternoon Overton Brooks released the following statement about the incident:

At approximately 3 p.m. this afternoon, mailroom employees at the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport noticed a suspicious package that was leaking an unknown liquid substance. VA Police were notified and moved the package to a safe location outside of the facility. The Shreveport Fire Department and the Shreveport Police Department have responded. The Shreveport VA immediately implemented its crisis response plan, which places the highest priority on the health and safety of our Veterans, staff, and visitors. There are no reports of injury or illness at this time.

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