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St. Petersburg City Hall briefly evacuated because of suspicious package

Published Feb. 4, 2016

ST. PETERSBURG — City Hall was briefly evacuated Thursday morning after authorities say a suspicious bag was left in the city council meeting.

St. Petersburg Police planned to have a K-9 bomb detection unit brought in to the sweep the area at about 9:40 a.m., but quickly located the owner of the bag and removed it.

As of 9:45, people were being allowed back in the building.