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Suspicious package at Kalispell UPS determined not to be explosive

By Kevin Lessard, KCFW Reporter, klessard@kcfw.com
Published On: Aug 06 2014 05:45:46 AM MDT
Updated On: Jun 13 2014 09:43:27 PM MDT
KALISPELL, Mont. -

A package at a UPS Store in Kalispell that was believed to be suspicious does not appear to be an explosive, according to law enforcement.

At 3:25 p.m. Friday, the Kalispell Police Department received a report of a suspicious package at UPS located at 3 Mile Drive and North Meridian Road.

Surrounding residences and businesses had to be evacuated and traffic was being diverted while this is being investigated. 

A specialized explosives response team from Missoula arrived and took over the operation at about 7:15 p.m Friday evening.

"This is a little different, in that we don't have situations where we actually have a suspicious-looking package or device, so this is a little different than a bomb threat. No one called in and threatened anything. At this point, it was just a package that they found that looked very suspicious to them," said Sgt. Brett Corbett of the Kalispell Police Department.

Officials are unable to say what the package looks like or what caused it to be suspicious.

Kalispell police will continue to investigate and determine exactly what the package or item was, that was believed to be suspicious.