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Update: 33-year-old man arrested in connection with suspicious package found near Coast Guard building

Updated: 3:07 p.m. July 6, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Police tell CBS 58 a 33-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a suspicious package found outside a Coast Guard building on Lincoln Memorial Drive.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and the scene is still active.


Updated: 10:24 a.m. July 6, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Bomb squad officials have detonated the package. The detonation happened around 10:15 a.m. In a video streamed on CBS 58's Facebook page you can hear officials yelling "Fire in the hole" three times before the package explodes. Papers appear to fly everywhere.

A CBS 58 reporter on scene says the front half of the Coast Guard building was evacuated around 7 a.m. after a black duffel bag was found near the front door of the building during a security check.

30 to 40 non-essential people were evacuated. Only 20 people necessary for water search and rescue stayed behind in the back portion of the building.

No one was hurt in the incident. 

Here is video of the detonation. The explosion happens about 5:55 into the video.


Posted: 10:00 a.m. July 6, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- There is a large Milwaukee Police presence near a Coast Guard building on Lincoln Memorial Drive near Russell Avenue.

Police confirm they are investigating a report of a suspicious package and the area has been evacuated. 

CBS 58 crews have observed officers in bomb suits approaching the package which appears to be a black bag.

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