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Bomb squad responds to 'suspicious package' in downtown Salt Lake City

Posted at 1:55 PM, Jul 02, 2024

SALT LAKE CITY — The Matheson Courthouse and surrounding areas in Salt Lake City were evacuated Tuesday after officials received reports of a suspicious package.

Video below shows bomb squad walking towards object outside courthouse (Cristy Cruz):

Bomb Squad SLC

The Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office said the package was originally found outside the building and that contents inside were unknown. However, the bomb squad determined the package was a carry-on-sized piece of luggage with nothing dangerous inside.

Due to police activity, the Utah Transit Authority put a bus bridge in place to reroute passengers around the impacted area.
Just before 4 p.m., the scene surrounding the courthouse was cleared.