The U.S. District Court building in Concord was evacuated Tuesday morning because of a possible hazardous substance, but preliminary testing suggested that it wasn't hazardous, an FBI spokesperson said.
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The U.S. District Court building in Concord, New Hampshire, was evacuated Tuesday over the presence of a potentially hazardous substance.
The agency, along with New Hampshire State Police, the fire marshal's office, and other federal, state and local agencies went to the building at about 8 a.m. in response to "an unattended item with an unknown substance that warranted a hazmat response in an abundance of caution," Kristen Setera of the FBI said in a statement.
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She said while the investigation is ongoing, "there is not believed to be any associated threat to public safety at this time."
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The Concord School District put out an announcement that courthouse staff and visitors were evacuated to the Christa McAuliffe School gymnasium nearby.