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NEW DETAILS: Police investigate suspicious package near downtown Yuma

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Yuma police in the vicinity of 3rd Street and 1st Avenue in Yuma
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Precautionary action led to evacuations and street closures

UPDATE: 7:21 P.M.

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Yuma police now say a suspicious package caused officers to shut down several streets near downtown Yuma.

Officers say they got called to the 200 block of South 2nd Avenue just before four Monday afternoon. As a precaution, they evacuated nearby buildings, and blocked off surrounding roads.

Police then examined the package and determined it posed no threat to the community. They then re-opened the area to normal traffic.

UPDATE, 7:07 P.M.

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Yuma police have re-opened several streets near downtown Yuma.

Officers blocked off 3rd Street between 1st and 3rd Avenues, and 2nd Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues around four Monday afternoon.

They re-opened the streets just before seven.

Officers still aren't commenting on the type of situation they were dealing with.

We will bring you more details as they become available.

ORIGINAL:

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - We're getting reports of a heavy police presence near downtown Yuma.

Right now officers have closed off 3rd Street between 1st and 3rd Avenues. They've also blocked 2nd Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.

Officer have not yet commented on what sort of situation they're dealing with.

News 11 and 13 On Your Side have crews on the scene. We'll bring you updates as soon as more information becomes available.

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Lisa Sturgis

Lisa Sturgis recently returned to KYMA as its Digital Content Director, but she has a long history with the Desert Southwest.

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