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Bomb squad blows up suspicious package

3 years 1 week 17 hours ago December 03, 2013 Dec 3, 2013 Tuesday, December 03 2013 December 03, 2013 1:13 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Authorities said bomb squad members chose to destroy a suspcious package found Tuesday on the levee under the new Mississippi River bridge.

Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the bomb squad elected to blow up the package, which was found around noon.

This comes a day after a suspicious letter caused authorities to evacuate the third floor of the district courthouse in Baton Rouge. A white powder with the letter was tested and found to be harmless.

There is no indication at this time that the incidents are related.

News 2 crews are at the levee and will have more details here at WBRZ.com and tonight starting on News 2 at 4.

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