‘All clear’: Suspicious package detonated near federal building, no explosives

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Multiple streets in downtown Kansas City were shut down after a suspicious package was found just off the sidewalk of federal property Monday.

At approximately 9:20 a.m., FOX 4 received notification from police that the package was detonated with a controlled explosion and did not contain any explosives. Police issued an 'all clear.'

"Don't know if the bag was mistakenly left there but that is something that is under investigation. The detectives here will be looking into that. Checking surveillance video if they haven't already done that," said Stacey Graves, Kansas City Police spokesperson.

Police say a backpack and two other bags were abandoned in the 600 block of East 12th Street overnight. Officers responded to the scene around 6:10 a.m. after someone reported the unusual activity.

The following streets were closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic while crews investigated what the packages contained:

13th & Locust
11th and 12th & Cherry
12th & Oak
12th & Charlotte

Armored vehicles, including the robot, as well as crews from the Kansas City Fire Department were on the scene.

Several employees who work at the impacted federal building said they were still allowed into work.

Kansas City police are on the scene of a suspicious package.

Kansas City police are on the scene of a suspicious package.

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