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Package delivered to federal building was ATF evidence

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JACKSON, Tenn. (FOX13) -

A reported explosive-related device delivered Friday afternoon to the Ed Jones Federal building in Jackson, Tenn., that prompted the evacuation of several blocks turned out not to be an explosive device, an ATF official said.

According to the ATF, evidence was being sent from one ATF office to another.

No one was in danger and there were no explosive materials.

"There was evidence that was shipped from the lab to the address and it was evidence samples," Michael Knight, special agent and PIO with the ATF in Nashville told According to "It was a legitimate shipment and was sent to the address with our agent's information on it. When the screeners looked at it, that's when they called (Jackson Police Department). Everything was properly marked and indicated who it was coming from and going to."

Knight told FOX13 News Jackson authorities did the right thing calling in the bomb squad to investigate the package. This was all a misunderstanding but security systems worked properly, Knight added.

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FOX13 News reporter Matt Gerien contributed to this report.

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