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SLC courthouse evacuated

Jul 2, 2024, 3:15 PM | Updated: Jul 11, 2024, 11:57 am

An SLCPD car with its lights on. (Salt Lake City Police Department)...

An SLCPD car with its lights on. (Salt Lake City Police Department)

(Salt Lake City Police Department)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Matheson Courthouse in downtown Salt Lake was briefly evacuated after a suspicious package was found there Tuesday afternoon. The package in question was a carry-on-sized luggage bag. Both the courthouse and the surrounding area were evacuated while a bomb squad checked the package.

The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office says they have finished investigating and found nothing suspicious inside the bag. At around 3:15 p.m., the area was cleared and the evacuation ended.

During the investigation, the Utah Transit Authority placed a bus bridge near the Courthouse TRAX station. The bridge moved passengers between the Courthouse and Library stations while the courthouse was closed. 

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