Turtle Mountain tribal facility evacuated following suspicious package

BELCOURT, N.D. – A suspicious package prompted an early release from the Turtle Mountain Tribe Administration building Tuesday afternoon, according to Tribal Chairman Jamie Azure.

Azure said a package was delivered to the facility from a name that matched threatening emails previously sent to the tribe.

Tribal leaders elected to dismiss everyone from the building around 4 p.m. and call in bomb squad investigators.

Azure said the package was deemed safe, and business will resume as normal Wednesday.