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Suspicious package investigation ends with no threat at Washington Co. courthouse

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HILLSBORO, OR (KPTV) -

The Washington County courthouse in Hillsboro was partially evacuated Tuesday due to a suspicious package investigation, but the situation ended with no threat to the community.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reported at 12:45 p.m. that deputies were responding to the scene near North First Avenue.

The package, which was described by deputies as suspicious, was located on the sidewalk.

The sheriff’s office tweeted video of a robot being used to investigate the package. The Portland Police Bureau bomb squad was also called out to the scene.

People were advised to avoid the area.

By around 2 p.m., it was determined the item was not a bomb, but instead appeared to be someone's lunch, according to deputies. 

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