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Courthouse evacuated for suspicious package

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The Franklin County Courthouse was evacuated Monday afternoon after a report that a suspicious package was received through the mail.

Chambersburg police and the Franklin County Sheriff's Department closed a half-block area to pedestrians and fire police directed traffic away from the area after the report was made around 4:30 p.m.

A state police bomb squad responded and took X-rays of the package before determining it was not a danger.

Police did not comment on what they found or why the package was considered suspicious.

The scene was cleared around 7:15 p.m.

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