Suspicious package removed from federal building in Detroit

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.


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.

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.


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.


IMAGES: Suspicious packaged found at McNamara Building


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