Update: At roughly 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, the suspicious package had been identified. City Hall and the surrounding areas were returned to normal with no immediate threat in the area.
At 3:18 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, the University of Iowa issued a Hawk Alert stating a suspicious package in area of Gilbert and Washington streets had been located.
City Hall has been closed because of the package. The City asks residents to avoid the area as police agencies respond. Multiple roads have been closed around the area.