ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — Round Rock police have reopened East Main Street after a “situation” near the city’s “Christmas Family Night” event in downtown on Friday night, according to RRPD.
Round Rock police say multiple K9 units were alerted to a mailbox on East Main Street between Lampasas and Sheppard Streets around 4:30 p.m. Friday.
A one-block area on Main Street between Mays and Sheppard Street, where vendors for the holiday event were staged, was evacuated out of an abundance of caution, the city says.
RRPD called on the Austin Police Department’s Bomb Squad to assist in sweeping the area.
Round Rock’s “Christmas Family Night” is expected to bring crowds of 20,000 people to the downtown area Friday night. However, the main stage was not in the evacuated area, so the show is expected to go on as normal, the city says.
Police say it is now safe to return to the area.