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Police, Hazmat crews called to 'suspicious package' at Covington IRS building

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COVINGTON, Ky. -- A Hazmat team was called to the Internal Revenue Service building in Covington early Wednesday.

Police and fire crews responded to 200 W. Fourth Street after getting a call about a "suspicious package."

After the first crews made it to the scene, the Kenton County Hazmat squad was called in.

Jennifer Jenkins, IRS Field Media Relations spokesperson, released the following statement about the incident:

"Earlier today, employees in our mail receiving area at the IRS Covington campus noticed a substance that looked suspicious to them. They followed the agency's standard procedures, and contacted local authorities.  Local authorities who responded to the call investigated the incident, and gave an all clear at about 9:30 am. "

No evacuation of the building was needed after Hazmat arrived.

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