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A “suspicious package” inside the McNamara Federal Building in downtown Detroit caused a brief scare Tuesday morning, according to police.

“There was a suspicious package that was seen in an X-ray machine,” said Officer Nicole Kirkwood of the Detroit Police Department. “It’s uncertain what it was.”

The item was spotted around 9:10 a.m. and the scene was cleared before 9:45 a.m., Kirkwood said.

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