Gift causes evacuation, bomb squad visit at Duluth courthouse

The Duluth Municipal Court was evacuated Tuesday morning due to a suspicious package, Channel 2 Action News reported.

A bomb squad was called to the building on Buford Highway due to the discovery of the package, which read “Happy Holidays,” according to Channel 2. The package turned out to be a gift for somebody working in the building, Channel 2 reported.

The package was delivered to the door of the Duluth Police Department, which is housed in the Public Safety Center with the municipal court, said Officer Ted Sadowski, a department spokesman.

The Gwinnett County Police Department bomb squad determined the package was not an explosive device, Sadowski said.

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