- Associated Press - Friday, October 14, 2016

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Some streets around the Kansas Statehouse are closed after a suspicious package was found on the lawn on the southwest side of the building.

Capt. Andy Dean says the Capitol remains open Friday amid the investigation. Dean is the supervisor of the Capitol Police division within the Kansas Highway Patrol.

He says the investigation began after a man walked came into the police department around 6:30 a.m. Friday and reported that another person had left the package on the Capitol grounds. Dean says the package appears to be a barrel with a hazardous material decal.

The Topeka Police Department’s bomb squad has responded and is determining how to proceed.



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