Juneau police temporarily closed the Federal Building and 9th Street Monday evening, due to a suspicious package.
JPD received a 911 call about the package at 4:16 and sent an explosives team to the scene. The building and street were closed for nearly three hours while law enforcement officials investigated.
Just before 7 p.m. JPD issued a press release saying “the package was found to have nothing dangerous inside.”
- The city thinks Hecla's Greens Creek mine may be responsible. The mine says its discharges in the area meet state requirements.
- Sarah Erkmann, external affairs manager for the Alaska Oil and Gas Association trade group, said the tax amounts to “punishing” oil companies.
- The Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon canceled its annual convention slated to be held in Haines, mainly due to the weak Canadian dollar.
- For now, traffic in Gastineau Channel will not be restricted, but Hilbert said they will likely establish a no-wake zone during the actual salvage operation.