Police blow up suspicious package near Mo. federal courthouse

Police blow up suspicious package near Mo. federal courthouse
Police in Kansas City say they blew up a suspicious package found Wednesday near the federal courthouse downtown.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Police in Kansas City say they blew up a suspicious package found Wednesday near the federal courthouse downtown.

Police said the package was found and reported Wednesday afternoon, and investigators called the department’s bomb squad shortly after 5:30 p.m. and evacuated the area.

Police said in social media posts that the squad used a “controlled detonation” to disable the suspicious package around 7 p.m., causing a loud boom that could be heard throughout the downtown area.

No one was injured.

Police did not describe the package or say why it was considered suspicious.

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