Authorities clear scene after suspicious package investigation in downtown

VIDEO: Hazmat team investigating suspicious package in downtown Charleston

Authorities have cleared a scene in downtown Charleston after the fire department's Hazmat team investigated a suspicious package.

CFD officials said Broad Street had been closed between Meeting and King Streets as crews responded. The street has since been reopened.

A building that houses the Charleston Federal Courthouse, 85 Broad St. was evacuated due to the incident.

Charleston police officials say the incident stemmed from a clerk opening an envelope and finding powder inside.

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