U.S. Embassy evacuated in Sweden security alert
updated 8:55 AM EDT, Wed October 17, 2012
Police guard the U.S. embassy in Stockholm, Sweden during a bomb scare on September 17, 2010.
- The embassy was briefly evacuated after a suspicious envelope sparked an alert
- The envelope contained white powder, Stockholm police said
- Stockholm police will examine the contents of the envelope in a secure place
- The all-clear has now been given, CNN affiliate TV4 reports
(CNN) -- The U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden, was briefly evacuated Wednesday after an alarm was raised over a suspicious envelope containing white powder, Stockholm police said.
Stockholm police are moving the envelope to a secure location in order to examine it, police spokesman Albin Navery said.
"The embassy has been evacuated and we are working with Swedish authorities to investigate the incident," a U.S. State Department official told CNN. All employees are accounted for, the official said.
The all-clear has now been given and staffers have begun to return to the building, CNN affiliate TV4 said.
CNN's Saskya Vandoorne and Jamie Crawford contributed to this report.
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