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Saturday
Mar192011

Detroit Bomb Squad Detonates Suspicious Package at Federal Building

Federal Bureau of Investigation(DETROIT) -- Detroit police detonated a suspicious package found in a downtown building Friday.

Officials were dispatched around 9:45 a.m. to the McNamara Federal Building, where several government agencies, including the FBI and the IRS, have offices. The Detroit police bomb squad transferred the suspicious box to Belle Isle, where it was set off.

There were no injuries reported. It is unclear if the police have any suspects.

This is the second time in a week that the Detroit bomb squad was alerted to a suspicious package. The squad investigated an envelope carrying a harmless white substance that had been sent to another federal building in downtown Detroit on Wednesday.

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Tuesday
Nov232010

Suspicious Package Investigated at Boston Airport

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(BOSTON) -- Investigators said the contents of suspicious luggage found at Boston's Logan International Airport were harmless, after the bomb squad x-rayed two duffle bags and evacuated a cargo terminal.

Police set up a secure perimeter around the Delta Cargo terminal Tuesday after a sniffer dog hit on two duffle bags with a Nigerian return address. Authorities x-rayed the bags, before giving the all clear, deeming the contents of the package a "low level threat," according to airport spokesman Phil Orlandella. The airport's passenger terminals were not evacuated.

The incident comes on the heels of an international warning that al Qaeda plans to use cargo planes to transport bombs, hidden in objects like printer toner cartridges, to carry out small and inexpensive terror attacks. More than 2 million people are expected to fly on Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving.

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