UPDATE: A spokesperson for the Postal Service says the facility has been cleared and normal operations have resumed.
According to the spokesperson, a package was deemed suspicious and all protocols were followed.
The Johnson City Police Department also said their investigation “…determined that suspicious package to be an empty suitcase that had been left behind unattended,” said JCPD Public Information Officer Heather Brack. “It was left in a place that was not easily seen by those behind the counter. Once it was identified there was nobody around to claim it and at that point it raised concern.”
Brack says the department is aware of a similar situation that caused the old Knox County Courthouse.
“We can’t speculate that there was any kind of connection between the two. All we can say is obviously ours was empty and determined to not have been a threat,” said Brack.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL)- Officials with the Johnson City Police Department have confirmed they are investigating a report of a suspicious package at a post office.
Both Johnson City Police officers and fire officials are at the United States Post Office located at 1100 N State of Franklin Road.
Police ask that the public to avoid the immediate area.
This is a developing story. Look for updates on WJHL.com.