published Friday, August 12th, 2011

Chattanooga: Suspicious package found at U.S. Bankruptcy Court not a bomb

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    The entrance to the Chattanooga City Hall is seen in this photo taken from a third floor window of the City Hall Annex.
    Staff Photo by John Rawlston

A suspicious package that led to the evacuation of U.S. Bankruptcy Court, City Hall and City Hall Annex in Chattanooga today was not a bomb, authorities say.

The package was found about 1:30 p.m. behind bankruptcy court, authorities said. The police bomb squad blew up the package about 2:45 p.m.

A man was captured on surveillance video dropping off the package today, police said. He is described as a black male in a New York Yankees ball cap, red jersey and shorts.

They are not calling him a suspect, but want to question him, police said.

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