Cumberland County Courthouse

Cumberland County Courthouse is located on the Square in Carlisle.

Sentinel file

CARLISLE — A bomb squad was called to investigate a suspicious package in an alley next to the Cumberland County Courthouse Wednesday morning.

Cumberland County Sheriff Ronny Anderson said a deputy found the package around 11 a.m. It turned out to be an old humidifier in a box.

Investigators don’t know if the incident is related to a bomb scare Tuesday afternoon at the Dauphin County Courthouse. Anderson said the box wasn’t hidden and could have been junk that fell from a truck.

The courthouse was not evacuated.

The Dauphin County Courthouse and the county administration building was evacuated Tuesday for about an hour for the removal of a suspicious device, which was found in an alley between the two buildings.

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