Suspicious package clears Sen. Reid's Reno office
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Aides to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada briefly evacuated his office in the federal courthouse in Reno after they became concerned about a suspicious package.
The Nevada Democrat was in Washington when authorities cleared the ninth floor of the U.S. Courthouse building just south of the downtown casino district about noon Wednesday.
Four fire trucks and a half-dozen patrol cars responded with a Hazmat team but declared the area safe within about an hour.
Local U.S. Marshal supervisor Robert Alexander told The Associated Press a "suspicious package" delivered to an unspecified congressional office had been "deemed benign."
Reid spokeswoman Kristen Orthman confirmed they received an "envelope of concern." She says they appreciated the quick response from the Hazmat team. She said she had no other details.