Sheriffs patrolled the Victoria Courthouse after someone found a suspicious package in the area (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

UPDATED: Police clear Victoria court house after suspicious package reported

The area was cleared after a two-hour investigation

Police have cleared the scene at the Victoria courthouse shortly after noon.

A suspicious package caused evacuations at the Victoria court house Monday morning.

Around 10:20 a.m. someone alerted the Victoria Police Department to a package near the courthouse.

B.C. Sherriffs and Victoria police officers patrolled the area, closing off the block to traffic and pedestrians.

After several hours of searching, including with the use of K-9’s, the area was cleared and staff were allowed to return to the building.

More information to come.

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Courthouse staff return to work after getting the all-clear after a suspicious package was found in the vicinity. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Sheriffs, police and a K-9 unit patrolled the Victoria Courthouse after someone found a suspicious package in the area (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

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