Diocese of Covington evacuated amid reports of suspicious package

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The Diocese of Covington has been evacuated amid reports of a suspicious package.

According to Kenton County dispatchers, several emergency crews responded to reports of a suspicious package at the Roman Catholic diocese in the 1100 block of Madison Avenue.

Officials with the diocese said they received several packages Wednesday, deeming one of them suspicious in nature.

The Cincinnati Bomb Squad and emergency management is on the scene.

The call comes amid controversy in the diocese following the Covington Catholic High School incident in Washington, D.C.

According to Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney Rob Sanders, the Covington Catholic High School — which is part of the diocese — has received hundreds of threats in the wake of the incident.

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