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Updated Apr 23, 2014 - 10:22 am

Streets reopen after suspicious package found outside Tucson courthouse

TUCSON, Ariz. — Streets adjacent to the federal courthouse in
downtown Tucson have reopened after authorities checked out a suspicious item
found in front of the courthouse Wednesday morning.

Police Sgt. Chris Widmer said the bomb squad used a water-shooting device to
tear apart a canvass bag after an X-ray appeared to show electrical wires inside
the bag.

The bag didn’t contain explosives but investigators were
trying to determine why the bag was placed or left in front of the courthouse.

The two streets adjacent to the courthouse were closed for several hours during
and after the morning commute as the bag was investigated.

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