Suspicious package near Kinnick found to be harmless

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 23, 2013 5:00 AM

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A Johnson County Metro Bomb Squad vehicle was called to Kinnick Stadium Monday afternoon after a report of a suspicious package.

Chuck Green, the assistant vice president for the UI police, said there was no danger to the public.
“We don’t have any report on explosives; there were none detected whatsoever,” he said. “The area has been cleared.”

UI officials later reported that the package reported as suspicious contained a box of tea, some ginger, and a greeting card.

According to a UI news release, UI police received a call around 9:45 a.m. on Monday regarding a package initially found at the UI Hospitals and Clinics. The package was then moved outside by a member of the hospital security staff to west of Hospital Ramp 3, the release said. The package was addressed from someone in India to a UI Health Care staff member.

The Johnson County Metro Bomb Squad X-rayed the package and determined there was no threat.

— by Nick Hassett

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