Part of 300 West reopened in Salt Lake City after ‘suspicious package’ found outside ACLU

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Aug. 13, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Part of 300 West has reopened in Salt Lake City Tuesday after what police are calling a “suspicious package” was found in the area.

The package was found outside the ACLU at 355 N. 300 West, Salt Lake City Police Department Det. Greg Wilking told Gephardt Daily.

Wilking said that units arrived on scene and blocked off traffic in the area for safety reasons.

“We’re conducting the investigation into what that package is, and if need be we may end up disrupting that package, but right now we’re just investigating it,” he said.

He said the package did not look like anything staff were familiar with or expecting and was not dropped off in a manner that was familiar to them, so they called officials. Wilking said the package was left just outside the front door. He said it was a fairly nondescript package without markings; the size and dimensions of that package are not known at this time.

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“There are times when the ACLU does receive threats and so they take these precautions and take these things seriously,” Wilking added.

ACLU staff were evacuated from the building.

All roads in the area were reopened by Tuesday afternoon.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.

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