Suspicious package causes evacuation


Officials are at the Harrogate Post Office this morning, investigating what is being described only as a suspicious package.

According to Emergency Management of Homeland Security Claiborne County Director David Breeding, authorities were notified of a suspicious package on Friday Morning. Upon arrival, the area of and around the post office was evacuated as a precaution.

Breeding says that bomb squads and bomb dogs are en route from Knoxville but they currently do not have an estimated time of arrival.

In addition to Emergency Management, officers with the Claiborne County Sherriff’s Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol are on scene making sure the area stays secure.

No further details are being released at this time.

The Middlesboro Daily News and Claiborne Progress will have more information as it becomes available.

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