Suspicious package removed from federal building in Detroit

By Halston Herrera, Senior News Editor for ClickOnDetroit.com, @ClickOnHalston, hherrera@wdiv.com
Published On: May 02 2013 06:33:55 AM EDT
Updated On: May 02 2013 12:17:59 PM EDT

Local 4's Lauren Podell reports the latest on suspicious package that was found Thursday morning at the federal building in Detroit.

DETROIT -

A suspicious bag that was found outside the McNamara Federal Building in downtown Detroit early Thursday morning was destroyed by a bomb squad -- despite only being filled with clothes and papers.

Detroit's bomb squad, police and fire departments were called at about 6 a.m. to the building on Michigan Avenue.

suspicious bag at McNamara

The bomb squad removed the suspicious package and blew it open with a water cannon at 7:30 a.m.

Sources said there is video from security cameras that show someone throwing the bag down in front of the building.

Video

McNamara bomb scare scene1

Raw video: Detonation of suspicious bag

Michigan Avenue between Third and Cass was shut down for about two hours. Hundreds of people weren't allowed into the building during that time.

The building is at 477 Michigan Avenue.

Gallery

McNamara bomb scare scene4

IMAGES: Suspicious packaged found at McNamara Building

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