Suspicious Package Sent to Boston Courthouse Deemed Not a Threat

John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse
Security surrounds the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse during jury selection for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial in Boston, Massachusetts, January 5, 2015. Gretchen Ertl/Reuters

Updated | On Thursday afternoon, the Boston Police Department, Fire Department and a Haz Mat unit were sent to the Moakley Federal Courthouse where convicted Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is being tried to investigate a suspicious package.

"We are trying to determine if the item is possibly nefarious," a public information officer with the police department told Newsweek by phone.

The Boston Fire Department said Haz Mat technicians checked the building and there was not a confirmed hazardous incident on site. The Haz Mat team left the site.

Hazmat team and Boston Fire Dept. outside of the Federal Courthouse where the #Tsarnaev trial is taking place.

— Boston 25 News (@boston25) April 23, 2015

The nature of the package and why it was sent remains unknown. The trial was not disrupted by the incident.

Incident terminated at the courthouse. Fire companies leaving.

— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) April 23, 2015