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Bag Of Clothing Causes Bomb Scare Outside Detroit Courthouse

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Police investigate a suspicious package that was discovered outside the Detroit federal courthouse. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Police investigate a suspicious package that was discovered outside the Detroit federal courthouse. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

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DETROIT (WWJ) - Police say a suspicious package that was discovered outside of a courthouse in downtown Detroit turned out to be a bag of clothing.

The bomb squad responded to the corner of Washington and Lafayette boulevards, near the Detroit Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, just before 7 a.m. Tuesday after a suspicious black bag was reported near a street light.

Technicians X-rayed the bag and determined it wasn’t an explosive. Crews then inspected the bag, discovered it was harmless and gave the “all-clear.”

The area was blocked off and service at the courthouse was disrupted for about two hours while crews assessed the situation.

Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 and CBSDetroit.com for the latest.

Police investigate a suspicious package that was discovered outside the Detroit federal courthouse. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Police investigate a suspicious package that was discovered outside the Detroit federal courthouse. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

 

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