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Downtown Round Rock area clear after investigating mailbox alerted by K9 units

Police closed East Main Street in Round Rock to investigate a mailbox alerted by multiple RRPD K9 units, according to city officials.

ROUND ROCK, Texas — Prior to the Round Rock's Christmas Family Night event, police closed off its downtown area Friday night to investigate a mailbox located on East Main Street that was alerted by Round Rock Police Department K9 units. 

City officials said at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Friday, multiple RRPD K9 units alerted on a mailbox located on East Main Street between Lampasas and Sheppard streets. As a precaution, police worked to clear the area where vendors for Christmas Family Night were staged and called Austin Police Department’s bomb squad to assist in sweeping the area, city officials said in a press release. Police closed East Main Street between Mays Street and Sheppard Street while investigating the K9 alerts. 

The area was cleared by police by 7:30 p.m., according to a tweet from the City.

RRPD said the evacuation would impact the Christmas Family Night event. 

Christmas Family Night events at the main stage located west of Mays Street, including live music and appearances by Santa and Mayor Craig Morgan, continued as scheduled, according to the City. 

Christmas Family Night was scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 


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