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NATCHEZ, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Trooper Brandon Fortenberry with Mississippi Highway Patrol confirms that the Explosion Detection Unit was called to the scene of a suspicious package at a hospital on Tuesday.

He says that a man found the package this morning and brought it to the attention of the staff at Doctor's Pavilion adjacent to the Merit Health in Natchez.

According to MHP, the package is a couple inches long, about the size of a soda can, and wrapped in black tape.

The package was breached, or blown up, shortly after 2 pm.

The Relax Inn, next to the hospital, was evacuated and the entire area is still on lockdown as evidence is collected.

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