Lockdown over at Providence Public Safety Complex, investigation continues

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A suspicious package prompted the lockdown and partial evacuation of the Providence Public Safety Complex Thursday morning.

Providence Public Safety spokesperson Lindsay Lague said an orange envelope typically used to pay a fine was delivered to Municipal Court and had some kind of plastic item inside. The fire station side of the complex was evacuated., and Lague said the bomb squad used a robot to examine the package.

Lague said the bomb squad x-rayed the package and destroyed it.

Lague said the device was not an explosive, but the investigation was ongoing.