Police blow up suspicious package near KC federal courthouse

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Police in Kansas City say they blew up a suspicious package found Wednesday near the federal courthouse downtown. Police said the package was found and reported Wednesday afternoon, and investigators called the department's bomb squad shortly after 5:30 p.m. and evacuated the area. Police said in social media posts that the squad used a “controlled detonation” to disable the suspicious package around 7 p.m., causing a loud boom that could be heard throughout the downtown area. No one was injured. Police did not described the package or said why it was considered suspicious.