A construction worker found a suspicious package in the state Capitol Monday afternoon, prompting authorities to evacuate the building, currently closed because of renovations, a spokesman said.
Adam Giorgi, deputy communications director for the state's Administration Department, said a construction worker found the package shortly after 2 p.m.
Giorgi said the package does not appear to be "anything explosive in nature." He added that emergency personnel are preparing decontamination equipment.
4:51 p.m. update: A Department of Public Safety spokesman said the suspicious package turned out to be brick mortar and paper products. Officials are re-opening Cedar Street shortly, the spokesman said in an email.