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Saudi, Qatar missions to UN evacuated after suspicious package found

New York Police give all clear after finding household items and a framed picture

Saudi, Qatar missions to UN evacuated after suspicious package found
New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers arrive at 809 First Avenue in the Manhattan borough of New York City, January 26, 2016. (Image Source: Reuters)

New York Police cleared a suspicious package on Tuesday that had led to the evacuation of a building opposite the United Nations headquarters in New York that houses the UN missions of Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

"It's all over," said John Miller, New York Police Department deputy commissioner for intelligence and counter-terrorism. "It's a couple of household items and a framed picture, no hazard."

"It may just be a gift to the mission, we don't know," he told reporters.

A UN security official said the package was found in the Saudi Arabian UN mission.

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