Bomb squad on scene after suspicious package left in Monroe shopping center

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The Union County Sheriff's Office is responding to a suspicious package at the intersection of Dickerson Boulevard and Highway 74 in Monroe, NC. 

Monroe police were called to the area around 2 p.m. and requested assistance from the sheriffs' office. 

The package in question is a suitcase, according to the Union County PIO. The area has been evacuated and is currently shutdown. Officials say they trying to determine the proper way to dispose of the suitcase. They say it's unclear what is inside the case.

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 46 for updates.