Envelope prompts evacuation of Rep. Blackburn's office - WKRN News 2

Envelope prompts evacuation of Rep. Blackburn's Clarksville office

Posted: Updated: Oct 7, 2013 3:18 PM CDT

The office of Rep. Marsha Blackburn in Clarksville was evacuated Monday after a suspicious envelope was discovered.

Officer Natalie Hall, spokesperson for the Clarksville Police Department, said officers responded to the building located at 128 North Second Street around 11:15 a.m. after the envelope, with no return address, was delivered.

The contents of the envelope have not been confirmed.

Hall said it would be sent to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to be examined.

No injuries were reported.

Ashley Elizabeth Graham, spokesperson for Blackburn, released the following statement regarding the incident:

"Today the Clarksville Federal District Office was evacuated after a concerned staff member encountered a suspicious package. The package in question is on its way for testing. We are following guidance from all local and federal law enforcement and the Clarksville Office will remain closed until given the all clear."

Blackburn tweeted that her office would remain closed for the rest of the day.

The investigation is ongoing.

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