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Des Plaines police station resumes normal operations after suspicious package found

The Des Plaines Police Department resumed normal operations at its headquarters late Friday after the discovery of a suspicious package sparked a large response among emergency personnel.

In a Facebook post at around 6 p.m., Des Plaines police said it was investigating a suspicious package that was discovered at police headquarters, 1420 Miner St.

Upon discovery, police evacuated the building and transferred operations from the station to city hall.

Footage captured by Sky 5 showed numerous fire department vehicles on scene, along with many first responders. Two police department staff members who were in proximity to the package were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, authorities said.

In an update at 7:55 p.m., police said normal operations had resumed at the station, but didn't say if the scene had been cleared or what was in the package. In an earlier Facebook post, authorities said the investigation into the nature and origin of the suspicious package was ongoing.

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