Edwards Staffers Evacuate Headquarters After Finding Suspicious Package

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Once again, workers at John Edwards' campaign headquarters in Chapel Hill have had to evacuate the building because of a suspicious package.

A package of beeping wrist watches sent to the Democratic presidential candidate caused the scare this time.

Captain Bob Overton of the Chapel Hill Police Department says a bomb squad from nearby Durham County blasted the package with a charge of water. Authorities later determined that the package posed no threat.

Edwards officials say the package arrived at campaign headquarters this morning.

Postal employees in Chapel Hill intercepted another suspicious package in May after finding it contained a powdery substance. Edwards staffers also evacuated their office in Chapel Hill in March after an employee opened a package that contained a powdery substance and what Edwards later deemed "negative comments."

Both packages tested negative for anthrax.