Amtrak station evacuated because of suspicious item

March 21, 2013 2:41:44 PM PDT
Wilmington police say the city's Amtrak station was evacuated after a report of a suspicious package.

Authorities said they received a 911 call about a suspicious item on the steps of the train station Thursday afternoon.

A bomb squad responded to the scene and police closed off surrounding streets as the station was evacuated.

A police spokesman described the suspicious item as a pipe or a stick wrapped in a T-shirt.


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