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UPDATE: Las Vegas police determine suspicious package not dangerous

Posted at 12:21 PM, Mar 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-23 20:54:54-04

1:18 P.M. UPDATE: Las Vegas police informed the media at 1:18 p.m. that the suspicious item had been deemed safe by Las Vegas Fire & Rescue. This is an ongoing investigation. Road closures in the area have been lifted.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a suspicious item near a building in the 500 block of East Washington Avenue.

As a precaution, the building is being evacuated.

This is an ongoing investigation. Washington Avenue is shut down in both directions east of Las Vegas Boulevard. Citizens are advised to avoid the area.