Temple police have shut down a portion of South 31st Street between Avenue M and Avenue L after reports of a suspicious package earlier this morning.

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The video above features TPD spokesperson who says the employees of a Cricket Wireless store at 1223 S. 31st reported that a refrigerator that did not belong to the business was plugged into an outlet in front of the store and bore hazardous material markers. Temple PD say the call came in around 10:45 AM.

Townsquare Media's Aaron Savage arrived on South 31st Street between Avenue L and Avenue M a short time later. Media have been asked to move back as police expand the perimeter.

As of 12:11 PM Temple PD are waiting for an ordinance disposal team in route from Fort Hood.

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