UPDATE: Suspicious package outside Republican Party campaign office deemed 'clear' by authorities
The Hudson Police Department was called to the Republican Party campaign office Tuesday morning on a report of a suspicious package.
According to the department, officers determined the package to be a potential threat and officers blocked off the area, setting up a safety perimeter.
The St. Paul Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives stated it received reports of the item being a potential explosive device.
BREAKING: @ATFStPaul is responding to reports of a potential explosive device outside of the St. Croix County Republican Party office in downtown Hudson, Wis. Hudson PD will be sharing updated info on Facebook as it becomes available. pic.twitter.com/fmRKjHem65— ATF St. Paul (@ATFStPaul) June 23, 2020
Adjacent businesses were evacuated and officers asked the public to avoid the area.
Just after 2 p.m., the package was deemed "clear" and there is no longer a threat at this time. KSTP reporter Crystal Bui was told the object is a metal ammunition can, according to the bomb squad on scene.