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Suspicious box forces evacuation in Window Rock

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — About 300 people were evacuated from a Window Rock
building Wednesday as authorities checked out a suspicious package that turned
out to be computer hardware.

The building houses staff from the tribal prosecutor’s office, the district
court, the police department and inmates held on misdemeanor charges.

Corrections Lt. Ophelia Begay says the inmates that included 12 men and three
women were transported to a detention center in Chinle. She says women have
since returned.

Zah says the package that was the size of a shoebox had been wrapped in duct
tape. It did not have any address labels.

He says a second package at another location quickly was determined to be

Federal, state, county and tribal officials helped secure the area and
investigate the packages.


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