Suspicious package at Topeka Regional Airport is cause for concern

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(KSNT Photo/Mark Feuerborn)

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Authorities are investigating a suspicious package near Topeka Regional Airport late Friday morning.

Emergency crews are on the scene conducting an investigation near Topeka Airport.

Eric Johnson with the Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority told KSNT a suspicious package was found at 6531 SE Forbes Ave. The building is not owned by the airport. A sign on the building says Kansas Department of Agriculture.

Emergency crews are on the scene conducting an investigation.

According to authorities speaking with a KSNT reporter the scene has been handed over to the 73rd Unit Civil Support Team (Weapons of Mass Destruction, WMD).

The Civil Support Team is a small highly trained National Guard organization that supports local, state, and federal agencies responding to threats.

A privately owned building near the field has been evacuated.

This is a developing story.

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