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Downtown streets reopened after suspicious object taken apart

The package was reported about 1:30 p.m. Monday near westbound Interstate 70 and 13th Street.  Kansas City police are on the scene with canine units and a bomb and arson squad. The package was reported about 1:30 p.m. Monday near westbound Interstate 70 and 13th Street. Kansas City police are on the scene with canine units and a bomb and arson squad.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Authorities have reopened multiple downtown Kansas City streets and interstate ramps after a suspicious suitcase was left near a parking lot along a busy street. Officers took apart the suitcase, which appeared to have clothes and a pipe in it.

Kansas City police said the suspicious bag was left near a parking lot just north of St. Mary's Episcopal Church at East 13th and Holmes streets.

The package was reported about 1:30 p.m. Monday. The scene was clear by 5:30 p.m.

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Police are on the scene with canine units and a bomb and arson squad.

Capt. Tye Grant said crews have sent in a robot to check out the package. Authorities can't say if they found anything dangerous, but they deemed it was suspicious.

The suitcase reportedly had wires sticking out of it.

A canine unit was also sent in to check out the object. The robot took a pipe out of the suitcase and took it across the street to the church where officers have staged.

Some cars in the area are blocked so it may take some time for them to be allowed to leave the area. Some of the vehicles owners are standing around waiting to get access to their vehicles.

There are road closures in the area. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. 

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