Freeman's Place, Durham reopens after 'potentially suspicious package' reported
Emergency services closed off part of Durham after a potentially suspicious package was found.
Police were called to Freeman's Place, in Durham, at about 1pm on Tuesday 15 November.
The area, which includes Durham Passport Office, was evacuated with a cordon put in place.
People are being asked to avoid the area.
A spokesperson for Durham Police the area had been evacuated "as a precaution" while emergency services carry out enquiries.
However the area later reopened, with the cordon lifted shortly before 4pm as there was "no cause for concern".
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