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Bomb Squad Clears Library

Bomb Squad Clears Library

Posted - Jul. 18, 2004 at 5:33 p.m.



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(KSL News) -- A discarded ammunition can caused a big disruption at the main Salt Lake City Library today.

A library employee found the can on a table on the fourth floor around 11:00 this morning. Salt Lake City police brought in the bomb squad just to check things out and make sure the can wasn't dangerous.

Investigators say there was ammunition inside, probably for a rifle, but there was no immediate danger.

Lt. Rusty Isakson, Salt Lake City Police Dept.: "Caused a lot of concern for the officers and a lot of inconvenience for the people who wanted to get into the library today. Should've had a little bit more foresight into thinking about what to do with this ammo can."

The library usually opens at 1:00 on Sundays, but because of this situation, the doors didn't open until 3:30, and closed at 5:00.

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