ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two suspicious packages that were found in a third floor stairwell at the Minnesota Capitol were found to pose no threat.

The Department of Public Safety says one package contained brick mortar and the other contained paper products.

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The packages were found Monday afternoon, and a construction worker reported them to Capitol security at 2:30 p.m. The area was locked down and construction crews were cleared from the building.

The St. Paul Fire Department examined and tested the packages.

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The lockdown was lifted by 5 p.m.

The Capitol is currently closed to the public.

The state Capitol is in the midst of a massive renovation project expected to be complete in 2017.

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