‘Suspicious’ bag prompts evacuation

PARKERSBURG – The Department of Health and Human Resources building was evacuated around 9 a.m. Thursday after officials were called for a “suspicious” bag, police said.

The duffel bag was found at the east end of the building, 400 Fifth St., by the Parkersburg Fire Department. Police said the bag contained a blanket and hygiene products.

Officials said the building was evacuated for a short time as a precaution.