Area evacuated after package found at Phoenix synagogue

Posted at 2:56 PM, Jun 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-02 19:56:20-04

Police evacuated the area around a Phoenix synagogue after a package was delivered Friday afternoon.

Sgt. Alan Pfohl said officers responded to the Beth El Congregation Synagogue near 11th and Glendale avenues just before 1 p.m. after the delivery was reported. The package was deemed "suspicious" by post office officials as it did not have a return address. 

Police evacuated the immediate area as a precaution and are investigating the situation, Pfohl said.

Inside the package were CDs and books, officials said. 

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