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Suspicious package outside courthouse was 'bag of clothes'

8 months 2 days 3 hours ago Tuesday, February 14 2017 Feb 14, 2017 February 14, 2017 8:24 AM February 14, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Marshals say a suspicious package that closed streets outside the federal courthouse downtown was just a bag of clothes left by a homeless man.

Baton Rouge Police gave the all clear around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. There was a heavy police presence outside the courthouse. At one point law enforcement deployed a bomb robot to get closer to the package. 

Authorities briefly closed parts of Florida Street in both directions between I-110 and 7th Street as police worked to clear the scene.

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