HUDSON, Wis. — Police say a "suspicious package" that was found outside the Republican Party campaign office in downtown Hudson Tuesday morning has been identified as safe.
According to the Hudson Police Department, the package contained miscellaneous materials and never presented a threat to public safety.
Officers were dispatched to the building just before 9 a.m. for reports of a suspicious package that was later determined to be a military-style ammunition container with several obstructions and wires protruding from the container, according to officials.
Wisconsin Highway 35 was closed to both northbound and southbound traffic in the area, as well, but all lanes have since been opened.
Hudson police set up a safety perimeter and businesses in the mall were evacuated but officials say all businesses and traffic in the area have been reopened.