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Duval County Courthouse declared safe after suspicious package scare

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Updated: 9/25/2013 8:13 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The all-clear has been given at the Duval County Courthouse after a suspicious package forced the evacuation of the entire building Wednesday afternoon.

An employee on the 2nd floor found a suspicious package. That small area was initially evacuated, according to authorities.

A short time later, authorities evacuated the courthouse.

According to the Duval County clerk's website, the felony and juvenile departments are located on this floor. Criminal cases, paternity suits and adoption filings are also heard in this area.

A photo from an Action News viewer showed a number of emergency vehicles outside the new Duval County Courthouse.

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