Opening night of the Umpqua Actors Community Theatre play "The Last Five Years" went a little different than expected Friday when law enforcement came in to evacuate the building.

Shortly after the play started at 7 p.m. the theatre was evacuated after a suspicious package was found at the nearby Woolley Center on 1634 W. Harvard Ave. 

The item, which looked like a pipe bomb, was found by a custodian on top of a trash can around 7 p.m., according to a press release by the Roseburg Police Department.

The Oregon State Police Explosive Unit responded from Central Point and found no explosives inside. People were allowed to reenter the buildings at 10:45 p.m.

Surrounding buildings, including the theater, were evacuated and Stewart Park Drive was closed between Harvard and the gate of the VA Medical Center as a safety precaution. None of the buildings were residences.

The Roseburg Fire Department and the Public Works Department assisted with traffic control.

Sanne Godfrey can be reached at or 541-957-4203. Follow her on Twitter @sannegodfrey.

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