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Suspicious Package Investigation Prompts Evacuations In NW OKC

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Some residents in a northwestern Oklahoma City neighborhood were evacuated due to a suspicious package investigation, Thursday evening.

Authorities were called out to the scene in the area of NW 60th Street and State Street, a neighborhood located just to the southeast of N. MacArthur Boulevard and NW 63rd Street.

OKC police told News 9 a there was a box on a homeowner's porch that the homeowner didn't order. The bomb squad was called out to X-ray the object. A backpack was found inside and police determined it was not a threat.

Some neighbors in the surrounding homes were evacuated as a precaution.

Police told News 9 that this was the fifth call concerning a suspicious package since the Austin explosions. 

Read Related Story: Bombs In Packages Have Austin, Texas Residents On Edge. 

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