Suspicious package evacuates employees at Idaho Dept. of Labor

CALDWELL, Idaho (KBOI) - Employees at the Idaho Department of Labor were evacuated Friday afternoon when a suspicious briefcase was found inside.

A supervisor spotted the briefcase during a job fair, which ended at noon on Friday. When nobody claimed it, he called Caldwell Police. The bomb squad was also called, and employees were evacuated to the back parking lot.

The bomb squad used a robot to open the briefcase, and determined it was safe. Employees were allowed back into the building around 3:30 p.m.

The owner of the briefcase later came back to claim it. Caldwell Police said he was at the job fair searching for jobs, and left it behind when he left.