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Matheson Courthouse, adjacent street shut down due to suspicious package

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Posted at 7:42 PM, Jun 02, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY — Matheson Courthouse and part of State Street were shut down Wednesday evening in Salt Lake City due to a suspicious package.

FOX 13 crews saw a police K-9 unit and caution tape blocking the steps of the courthouse. The crew was also asked to move across the street as police rushed to the area.

Around 6 p.m. officers were dispatched to the courthouse about a suspicious package that was left on the steps.

The courthouse is located at 450 S State St. in Salt Lake City. State Street between 400 and 500 south was shut down for about an hour on Wednesday evening.

Upon further investigation, the package was found to be personal belongings and was no longer considered an active threat.