Edwards' staff evacuates office, beeping watches found in package

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A package of beeping watches set off a bomb scare at presidential contender John Edwards' campaign headquarters in North Carolina.

Police say they blasted the package with water and "rendered the device safe."

Authorities are still picking through what's left of the package, to figure out what else was in there, who sent it and why it was sent to Edwards.

Staffers were told to evacuate when the package showed up in the morning and were back at their desks by the afternoon.

It's not the first suspicious package sent to the former senator.

The workers had to evacuate back in March when an employee opened a package with a powdery substance and "negative comments." The package tested negative for anthrax. Postal employees intercepted another suspicious package in May.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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