Update: suspicious package at City Hall belonged to employee

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Update: Police have deemed the package safe after discovering the box belonged to an employee of City Hall. Officials say they do not know how the package ended up there.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities in Oklahoma City were called to investigate a suspicious package near City Hall on Thursday afternoon.

Shortly before 4:30 p.m., Oklahoma City police and the bomb squad were called to a suspicious package that was left on the steps of City Hall.

Officials told News 4 that there was no threat associated with the package, but that it was unexpected and out-of-place, so they were taking all precautions to investigate.

Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area as authorities continue to investigate.

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