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Police: Briefcase in parking lot prompted evacuation, college lockdown

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KANNAPOLIS, NC (WBTV) -

A Kannapolis-area shopping center was temporarily evacuated and classes were canceled at a community college after a suspicious package was found in a parking lot Wednesday afternoon.

The suspicious package was found in the parking lot of the Cloverleaf Plaza around 3 p.m.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College's Cloverleaf Campus was placed on lock-down and other businesses in the plaza closed for the afternoon. 

The Kannapolis Police Department later determined it was a brieface was found near a red truck.  Bomb Squad cleared the parking lot.

As a precaution, the College's Cloverleaf Campus closed for the day and all Cloverleaf classes will be canceled until Thursday morning. No other Rowan-Cabarrus campuses are affected.

All other locations will conduct normal class schedules tonight.

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