A suspicious package was found near the Rice County Government Services building this morning. Officers and sheriff's department officials are on the scene.

According to Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn, there is writing on the package indicating a bomb. They are awaiting the bomb squad. Third Street and Fourth Street near the courthouse are closed to traffic. Please do not go near the area and the building was evacuated. Gordy Kosfeld will have more information when it is available.

Lisa Dwyer Townsquare Media
Lisa Dwyer Townsquare Media

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