Bomb Squad Called In After Suspicious Package Found In Downtown Lexington

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Updated: 6/26/2013 8:24 pm
A suspicious package caused a big stir in Downtown Lexington Wednesday.

A security guard outside of the U.S. Attorney's Office saw a briefcase inside of a mailbox, and the Bomb Squad was called in, according to police. Investigators said someone placed the bag inside of the mailbox around 10 a.m. They don't believe the person meant any harm, but said the risk was too high to ignore.

"It's not typical to have personal items hanging out of a mailbox, and so it causes a concern just in and of itself, because of the placement in front of the U.S. Attorney's Office. It causes a little more concern, when you start adding things together, it raises the threat a little bit," said Lt. Clayton Roberts with the Lexington Police Department.

West Vine and Mill Street were closed for around an hour.
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