Suspicious package causes CMC Mercy evacuation

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Carolinas Medical Center Mercy in Charlotte was evacuated Thursday after a suspicious package was found.

A canine unit, hazmat crew and bomb squad assisted with the investigation. Patients were allowed to stay inside the building, a CMC official told Fox 46 News.

The item was discovered shortly after 8a. The "all-clear" was given around 9:45a.

The item in question may have been a piece of medical equipment, Fox 46's Logan Sherrill reported.