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Suspicious package reported in LDS Church mail building

SALT LAKE CITY — Employees at the mail operations center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were evacuated Thursday in response to a suspicious package in the mailroom.

Church spokesman Eric Hawkins confirmed Thursday that as Salt Lake police responded to the building, 48 S. 400 East, "employees were evacuated from the building to ensure their safety."

Salt Lake police detective Richard Chipping said the package had been at the mail operations center for a few days. Employees in the mail room scanned the package and saw what appeared to be wires inside, and a responding bomb squad that performed an additional scan saw the same thing, police said.

A bomb squad removed the package and later determined that the electronics inside were not dangerous.