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No explosives found after suspicious package reported at West Jordan Courthouse

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Posted at 1:37 PM, Jun 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-07 16:55:21-04

WEST JORDAN, Utah — A bomb squad responded to West Jordan Courthouse on Tuesday after receiving a report of suspicious package, but the situation was resolved quickly with no interruption to court business.

Police were called to the courthouse, at 8040 S. Redwood Rd., at about 1 p.m. after a man left a bag behind the courthouse.

According to the Unified Police Department, a surveillance video shows a male leaving a backpack at the back of the courthouse. Police said they questioned him and he denied the backpack was his.

A bomb squad x-rayed the bag and determined it did not contain any explosives, but police said it did contain drug paraphernalia.

Authorities are investigating reports of a “suspicious package” at the West Jordan Courthouse.