Suspicious package found at Carolina Medical Center

The emergency room at Carolinas Medical Center's main facility in Charlotte was temporarily shutdown Friday morning after a suspicious package was found near the main entrance.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's bomb squad responded and discovered the device was an electronic epinephrine auto injector that was chirping. During the investigation, officials closed off the area and MEDIC diverted their emergency ambulances to other hospitals.

"A suspicious sound emitting from a sharps container at CMC ED, prompting an evacuation," Carolinas HealthCare tweeted Friday. "Was determined not to be a threat."

The emergency room servicing Levine Children's Hospital remained open during the investigation.

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