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Suspicious package on Kansas Capitol grounds deemed safe

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Authorities have removed a suspicious package with a hazardous material sticker from the grounds of the Kansas Statehouse after determining it wasn't dangerous. (WIBW) Authorities have removed a suspicious package with a hazardous material sticker from the grounds of the Kansas Statehouse after determining it wasn't dangerous. (WIBW)
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -

Authorities have removed a suspicious package with a hazardous material sticker from the grounds of the Kansas Statehouse after determining it wasn't dangerous.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Kansas Statehouse remained open but several surrounding streets were closed Friday while authorities investigated the 18-inch tall brown canister. It was placed by a statue of a pioneer woman on the southwest corner of the Statehouse grounds.

The investigation began after a person reported the package to law enforcement around 6:20 a.m. Friday. Kansas Highway Patrol Capitol Police spokesman Patrick Saleh said the person told authorities a friend was responsible.

The person didn't believe the canister contained explosives and was worried it would cause alarm. A bomb squad robot was used to view the package before it was deemed safe.

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