UPDATE [7:30 p.m.]: Police have cleared the scene and the public has been given the okay to return to East Main Street.
Austin Police Department’s Bomb Squad checked the contents of the mailbox and confirmed no threat was present.
The Round Rock Police Department would like to thank Williamson County Sheriff’s Office for assisting in the preliminary sweep of the event location, Austin Police Department’s Bomb Squad and the public for their patience as the area was deemed safe.
ORIGINAL POST [5:32 p.m.]: At approximately 4:30 p.m. Friday, multiple Round Rock Police Department K9 units alerted on a mailbox located on East Main Street between Lampasas and Sheppard Streets. As a precaution, police immediately worked to clear the area where vendors for Christmas Family Night were staged, and have called Austin Police Department’s Bomb Squad to assist in sweeping the area. East Main Street is currently closed between Mays and Sheppard Streets.
At this time, Christmas Family Night events at the main stage located west of Mays Street, including live music and appearances by Santa and Mayor Craig Morgan, are continuing as scheduled. Organizers ask for attendees’ patience while they identify the cause of the K9 alerts and ensure the safety of the eastern blocks of Main Street before allowing the vendors to return and businesses to reopen.