One floor of the Honolulu Police Department’s main station was evacuated on Thursday after a scare in the evidence room.
A crime lab technician reported a suspicious package that was brought in. HPD then alert the Honolulu Fire Department’s HAZMAT team.
The building was blocked off and no one was allowed in or out while crews investigated.
A portion of Hotel Street was also shut down.
“We held the floor that was on and then we limited access to the building so to keep it safe as possible,” HPD Assistant Chief Greg Lefcourt said.
“We do what’s called a presumptive field assessment. We use instrumentation to measure radiological to chemical biological to try and rule out or confirm that there is a positive presence of a hazard,” HFD Capt. Terry Seelig said.
The package turned out to be a false alarm.
The “all clear” was given and employees were allowed back in at about 2:30 p.m.