Suspicious Package At Federal Courthouse Downtown Fort Wayne (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

By Emma Koch

June 25, 2013 Updated Jan 2, 2014 at 6:43 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- All streets surrounding the Federal Courthouse were closed as police investigated a suspicious package in downtown Fort Wayne Tuesday morning.

Shortly before 11:30 a.m. the streets were reopened and the scene was cleared.

Police were dispatched to the United States Federal Courthouse on S. Harrison to assist the United States Marshal's with an investigation of suspicious activity Tuesday morning.

Police say an adult male acted in a suspicious manner as he attempted to enter the courthouse. He then dropped a bundle covered by clothing.

The robot removed the fabric on the bundle that was located near a handicap ramp to the front of the building. The Explosives Ordinance Disposal unit was contacted to assist. They determined that the bundle did not contain any objects with "destructive potential".

The male subject was detained and questioned and traffic along Harrison between Douglas and Brackenridge was shut off. The male subject was released at the scene and traffic returned to normal around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Street closures impacted parking for some Tincaps attendees but the game will continue as scheduled.




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