Suspicious package causes SC building evacuation

January 10, 2011 2:02:54 PM PST
A suspicious package prompted the evacuation of a building in downtown Santa Cruz this morning, police said.

A community alert was sent out at 10:36 a.m. alerting residents about a suspicious package found on the third floor of the University Town Center, located at 1101 Pacific Ave.

Police evacuated the second, third and fourth floors, as well as the parking lot behind the building, to investigate, police said.

The package has since been deemed harmless, and the building and parking lot were reopened at about 12:35 p.m.