Suspicious package prompts courtroom evacuation in Edinburg

Suspicious package prompts evacuation in Edinburg

Authorities evacuated an Edinburg courtroom and a county building after discovering a suspicious package.

It all happened at the 430th State District Court South 9th Avenue and West University Drive shortly after 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevio said a suspicious envelope arrived with the court's mail.

Officials evacuated both the courtroom and an adjacent county building as a precaution.

Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office deputies, Edinburg police and firefighters are at the scene.

A hazmat crew is testing a sample taken from the envevelope but are waiting for results to see if it is harmful.

Sheriff Trevio said he expects the scene to be cleared by Tuesday evening.

Action 4 News will provide more information as it becomes available.