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Bomb squad called to suspicious package thrown at Justice Center Sunday night

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Posted at 5:32 AM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 10:17:11-04

CINCINNATI — The bomb squad was called and roads were closed around the Hamilton County Justice Center after a person threw a suspicious package at the building Sunday night, according to officials.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department said around 11:45 p.m. a person threw a package over a wall and into the sally-port of the Justice Center.

The sheriff's Hazardous Devices Unit (HDU) was called to the scene to investigate the package. The Cincinnati Police Department was called to the scene as well to close the surrounding streets.

Once on scene, the HDU X-rayed the package before using a robot to detonate the package around 2:30 a.m. Monday.

No one was injured or at risk during the incident, according to the sheriff's department.

The incident is still under investigation by the sheriff's department.