KC police clear downtown streets after suspicious package found - KCTV5

KC police: No threat in suspicious package downtown

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Police shut down a downtown Kansas City street for more than two hours Monday morning.

A suspicious envelope was reported shortly before 9:30 a.m. inside the mailroom of the H&R Block building on Walnut Street.

The mailroom was cleared, but no other evacuations took place.

Police did shut down Walnut Street between 13th and 14th streets, so its bomb and arson squad and the fire department's hazardous materials crew could investigate.

Police did not allow any motorists or pedestrians on Walnut Street.

Things were restored to normal shortly after noon and Walnut Street was reopened.

It turns out the envelope was covered in tape with no return address. After the envelope was X-rayed, it was determined nothing dangerous was inside.

The envelope was examined and it turned out to be a shredded up letter from an unhappy customer.

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