New Orleans Courthouse Evacuated Over Bottle Containing ‘Bodily Fluids’

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A suspicious package that shut down Orleans Parish Criminal District Courthouse Thursday turned out to contain a bottle of “bodily fluids.”

The plastic bag with a note was found outside the courthouse Thursday afternoon.

The building was evacuated shortly before 2:30 p.m.

Inside the bag was a kitchen pot, which contained a 2-liter bottle, Judicial Administrator Robert Kazik told the Times-Picayune.

Kazik said the bottle contained “bodily fluids” – likely vomit.

When police deemed the package harmless 40 minutes later people were let back into the building.

The bag and its contents were sent to Central Evidence and Property. Police declined to say whether the perpetrator was caught.

Sources: New York Daily News, Times-Picayune