Suspicious package reported at VA Hospital determined unharmful

FBI taking over investigation

INDIANAPOLIS - A suspicious package that was reported at the VA Hospital in downtown Indianapolis Friday morning was determined not to be harmful, Indianapolis Fire Department crews said.

Several floors of the hospital were evacuated just before 9 a.m. and more than 2500 people were relocated to different areas of the building that sits in the 1400 block of West 10th Street, Indianapolis Fire Department crews reported.

VA Hospital officials said all appointments scheduled before noon were rescheduled and the ER was shutdown.
Upon inspection, IFD crews said the package was not harmful and the patients and employees were allowed back inside the building just before noon.

FBI officials were called to the hospital because it is a federal facility. Investigators said they would move forward and treat the incident as a crime scene.

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