Police give all clear after Saudi, Qatar missions to UN evacuated

A building opposite the United Nations headquarters in New York was evacuated on Tuesday over a suspicious package.

New York: Police cleared a suspicious package on Tuesday that had led to the evacuation of a building opposite the United Nations headquarters in New York that houses the UN missions of Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

"It`s all over," said John Miller, New York Police Department deputy commissioner for intelligence and counter-terrorism. "It`s a couple of household items and a framed picture, no hazard."

"It may just be a gift to the mission, we don`t know," he told reporters.

A UN security official said the package was found in the Saudi Arabian UN mission.