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Dead rats left in box prompt lockdown at Kissimmee City Hall

Authorities interview person of interest, police say

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Kissimmee City Hall was evacuated Tuesday for a suspicious package left at the building and authorities said they later determined it was a box with two dead rats inside.

Kissimmee police said they got the call around 9 a.m. Tuesday about the box left at the employee entrance. The building was evacuated and Church Street was shut down as authorities worked to identify the contents of the package.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad, Osceola County Fire Department and the Osceola County Hazmat team were called to assist. The bomb squad determined the suspicious package was a box with two dead rats inside.

Kissimmee police said a person of interest is being interviewed by authorities to determined why the package was left at city hall.

City Hall was cleared and Church Street was reopened, police said.


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