Update: The Sioux Falls Police Department re-opened the Rice Street and Cliff Avenue interaction on Tuesday afternoon. Here's the official announcement from the Sioux Falls Police Department

After suspicious package was found outside a business at Rice Street and Cliff Avenue, the intersection was closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
There was nothing suspicious found inside the package. The intersection is back open for normal vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The Sioux Falls Police Department will assist the Federal Bureau of Investigation on the bank robbery investigation that occurred at that location.
The original story at the time of the incident is posted below. 

If drivers are planning to travel near the Rice Street and Cliff Avenue intersection in Sioux Falls, they might need to find an alternative route.

The Sioux Falls Police Department has shut down this major intersection after a business found a "suspicious package." This immediate closure could effect drivers for the remainder of the work day.

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The Public Information Officer of the Sioux Falls Police Department Sam Clemens just released the following statement regarding the situation:

A suspicious package was found outside a business at Rice Street and Cliff Avenue. The intersection was closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic as Sioux Falls police are investigating the suspicious package. The intersection may be closed for several hours. To avoid lengthy delays, please avoid the area and take an alternate route.

Whenever information needs to be shared with the public, the Sioux Falls Police Department does an excellent job updating its social media pages in a timely manner. This includes the department's Facebook page and Twitter account.

No other information had been released at the time of this post. In regards to when the intersection will open, that also remains to be seen. For the latest information about this developing story, check in with our news partners at Dakota News Now. You can also follow the Sioux Falls Police Department on its Facebook page and Twitter account.

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