January 26, 2016 / 9:19 PM / in 2 years

Police give all clear after Saudi, Qatar missions to U.N. evacuated

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Police cleared a suspicious package on Tuesday that had led to the evacuation of a building opposite the United Nations headquarters in New York that houses the U.N. missions of Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers arrive at 809 First Avenue in the Manhattan borough of New York City, January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

“It’s all over,” said John Miller, New York Police Department deputy commissioner for intelligence and counter-terrorism. “It’s a couple of household items and a framed picture, no hazard.”

“It may just be a gift to the mission, we don’t know,” he told reporters.

A U.N. security official said the package was found in the Saudi Arabian U.N. mission.

Reporting by Michelle Nichols, editing by G Crosse and Grant McCool

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