- Associated Press - Monday, September 29, 2014

NEWTON, Kan. (AP) - Newton police have reopened downtown buildings that were closed and evacuated after a suspicious device was found near a community corrections office.

Police received a bomb threat to the corrections center Monday morning and evacuated nearby buildings, including Newton City Hall. A suspicious package was found outside the building.

The Wichita bomb squad was called and a robot dismantled the package, which included a bottle of fluid, a timer and electrical wires.

KWCH-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1rnMvKg ) police have declared the situation safe and reopened the buildings.

Newton is about 27 miles north of Wichita.


Information from: KWCH-TV, https://www.kwch.com/

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