UPDATE: Suspicious package outside Republican Party campaign office deemed 'clear' by authorities

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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.

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.