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RPOF HQ evacuated

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October

The Republican Party of Florida evacuated its Tallahassee headquarters about 20 minutes ago after receipt of an unmarked package dropped off by a man in a uniform who said it was from a delivery company.

Tallahassee Police Department has blocked off the streets around the George H.W. Bush Center and has a bomb team enroute.

"We honestly don't know (what's in the package)," Jeff Sadosky, party spokesman, said when contacted by Buzz. "The man did not identify himself and it was an undistinguishable box."

Update at 7:20 p.m.: TPD's bomb team robot is on site and ready to go to work.

Update at 8:40 p.m.: TPD has cleared the scene. The suspicious package contained papers, Sadosky said.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:34pm]

    

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