Suspicious package prompts building evacuation in downtown

Published: Mar. 22, 2016 at 10:35 PM MST|Updated: Jul. 20, 2018 at 2:08 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - County staff has been let back into the Public Service Center, which houses the Pima County Recorder's Office, after the building was evacuated on Tuesday evening, according to a news release.

Sgt. Kim Bay with TPD said there was a suspicious package left in a parking garage, prompting the evacuation.

However, she said the item turned out not to be suspicious.

The evacuation lasted approximately 45 minutes to an hour.

Four locations in Tucson received bomb threats on Tuesday, so the building was evacuated as a precaution.

[READ: Update: Bomb threats lead to evacuations in Tucson, Phoenix]

At the time of the evacuation, the Pima County Recorder's Office had been staffing a voter help line to answer questions about voter eligibility, polling locations and other voting-related issues.

In case voters can't get through, they can try the following online resources:

Pima County Recorder:

Pima County Elections:

They can also try calling the political parties for whom the presidential preference election is being conducted:

Pima County Democratic Party:, 520-326-3716

Pima County Republican Party:, 520-321-1492

Pima County Green Party:, 520-798-61689

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