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Suspicious package at Crossroads intersection not a bomb; streets to be reopened

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Posted at 8:51 AM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 11:56:41-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police said a suspicious package reported at a Crossroads intersection was not a bomb, and streets would be reopened after a two-hour closure.

Police said they received a report about the package at West 20th Street and Oak Street around 8:30 a.m.

Detectives from the department’s bomb and arson unit responded to investigate.

At 10:45 a.m., Sgt. Jake Becchina, a police spokesman, said the package was opened and determined not to be a bomb. Police planned to reopen streets in the area shortly, Becchina said.