WATCH: Birmingham police conclude suspicious package found near UAB building was a ‘hoax device’

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: The package has been destroyed by the police department.

According to Sgt. Rodarius Mauldin, the package appeared to be a “hoax device” after bomb technicians analyzed it.

No information has been released on what was inside it.

ORIGINAL: The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a suspicious package that was found near UAB’s Bevill Biomedical Research Building and the Birmingham VA Medical Center.

According to Sgt. Rodarius Mauldin, the BPD received a call from UAB police at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday about a suspicious package. There is now an active scene at the corner of 19th Street and University Boulevard.

Mauldin said the BPD didn’t receive any bomb threats Wednesday.

This is a developing story. More information will be published as it becomes available.


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