Authorities investigating suspicious package at Planned Parenthood in Birmingham (update)

Authorities investigating a suspicious package at Planned Parenthood in Birmingham, Thursday, November 21, 2013. (


A suspicious package received in the mail Thursday at Planned Parenthood in Birmingham has been handed over to the FBI for further testing, Birmingham police said.

"We've retrieved a package, and with that package we will turn it over tothe FBI who's also on site and they will send it off for further testing," Capt. Orlando Wilson told ABC 33/40 reporter Cory McGinnis.Employees of the women's clinic were forced to evacuate the building, but following the incident, Wilson said there was no danger to the public.

Police declined to confirm whether a return address was on the package and no arrests have been made.

"We have nothing to go on at this moment," Wilson said.

----The Birmingham Police Department bomb squad, along with other law enforcement agencies, are investigating a suspicious package at Planned Parenthood Thursday.

Employees at the women's clinic located at 1211 27th Place South called authorities after receiving the package in the mail.

Planned Parenthood released the following statement regarding the incident:

"The safety of our patients and staff is Planned Parenthood Southeast's highest priority. {}It is our policy not to comment on security matters."

Members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Alabama Tobacco and Firearms are assisting officers at the scene.

There are no reports of injuries at this time.

ABC 33/40 will continue to follow this story and provide updates as more information is made available.