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Tuscaloosa VA Building Evacuated because of Suspicious Package

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TUSCALOOSA - AL -

An administrative building at the Tuscaloosa VA Center was evacuated Thursday afternoon after a man walked into the center, left a package on the front desk, and left.

A spokesperson with the VA says that the man left the package, which resembled a pipe, laughed, and walked out.  He was caught by VA security and is in custody of the Tuscaloosa Police Department.

The bomb squad was called in to check out the package while the building was evacuated.  We're told employees are now being allowed back inside.