Suspicious item forces evacuation around Philadelphia's Liberty Bell

08:35, May 21, 2010      

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Areas around the famed tourist attraction of Liberty Bell in the U.S. city of Philadelphia were evacuated on Thursday as a suspicious item was reported.

Houses and streets around the downtown building that houses the Liberty Bell were evacuated. The suspicious item was reported to resemble a balloon.

Police evacuated the area after responding to National Park Service rangers' emergency call. Service spokeswoman Jane Cowley was quoted as saying that it's unclear whether the item is inside or outside the Liberty Bell Center.

The police said the suspicious item resembles a blue balloon- shape container with a "white powdery substance" on it.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Source:Xinhua

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