Saudi, Qatar missions to U.N. evacuate over suspicious package

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Posted: Jan 26, 2016 4:14 PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A building opposite the United Nations headquarters in New York that houses the Saudi Arabia and Qatar missions to the world body was evacuated on Tuesday over a suspicious package.

A U.N. security official said the suspicious package was found in the Saudi Arabian U.N. mission. 

"We were told to evacuate, a suspicious package ... It's just a matter of precaution I think," Saudi U.N. Ambassador Abdallah Al-Moallimi told Reuters.

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols, editing by G Crosse)