Kansas City police detonate suspicious package near federal courthouse

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police in Kansas City, Missouri, detonated a “suspicious package” on Wednesday near the federal courthouse downtown, authorities said.

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According to the Kansas City Police Department, investigators used a “controlled detonation” at 7 p.m. to neutralize the package, WDAF reported.

“If you heard a loud boom downtown, it was that,” KCPD said in a tweet.

The detonation came three hours after authorities evacuated the area near the Charles Evans Whittaker Courthouse, The Kansas City Star reported.

Police have not released any other information about the package, WDAF reported.

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