AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - UPDATE: The suspicious item has been cleared.
APD was called out to the 5800 block of Nuckols Crossing Rd. regarding a suspicious package. Call came in around 11:09 a.m. EOD is on scene, but it was later determined that a mosquito repellent device was placed there by the City. Incident #19-1890712.— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) July 8, 2019
The Austin Police Department has officers on scene in southeast Austin for reports of a suspicious package. The suspicious package is near fire station 24, according to AFD.
According to police, a call came in around 11 a.m. on Monday, July 8 for a report of a suspicious package in the 5800 block of Nuckols Crossing, near fire station 24 and the southeast branch of the public library. Both the fire station and library have been evacuated while police investigate.
Widen Elementary School and Mendez Middle School, which are both a block away, were placed on lockouts as a safety precaution, according to Austin ISD officials.
BREAKING: @Austin_Police tells us the Southwest Branch Library & a fire station nearby are evacuated. Widen Elm. On lockdown after a suspicious package was found on Nuckols Crossing. More info on @fox7austin at noon.— Leslie Rangel (@LesRangelonFox7) July 8, 2019
The public is being asked to avoid the area.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.