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Tucson streets reopen after bag cleared at federal courthouse

Tucson police investigate a suspicious package in front of the federal courthouse. (Source: KOLD-TV) Tucson police investigate a suspicious package in front of the federal courthouse. (Source: KOLD-TV)
TUCSON, AZ (CBS5) -

Tucson police used a water cannon to blow apart a suspicious package left in front of the Evo A. DeConcini U.S. Courthouse on Wednesday morning and reopened Congress Street and Granada Avenue after the morning rush hour.

The Tucson Police Department's bomb squad checked out the package at the courthouse, 405 W. Congress St., and determined there were no explosives, though police still didn't know why the bag was left in front of the courthouse, said Tucson police Sgt. Chris Widmer.

KOLD-TV in Tucson reported the package was a sports bag wedged in an area of the courtyard and discovered by courthouse workers.

It was retrieved by a robot and X-rayed by bomb technician, according to KOLD. The X-ray showed what appeared to be electrical wires inside the bag, but it didn't contain explosives, Widmer said.

Congress Street was closed from Interstate 10 to Church Avenue and Granada Avenue was closed from Alameda Street to Cushing Street about 6:15 a.m., said Tucson police Sgt. Chris Widmer.

No other information was immediately available.

Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News as this story develops.

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