Hospital Hill scene cleared after potential suspicious device spotted

UPDATE, 1:48 p.m.: The Health Department has re-opened and police said the safety threat was over.

ORIGINAL STORY: Authorities are investigating after a suspicious package was found on Hospital Hill.

The device was found at the Center for Behavioral Medicine at 1000 E. 24th Street.

The nearby Kansas City Health Department has been evacuated, while employees remain sheltered in place, according to a department spokesperson.

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