Salt lake City courthouse evacuated

Tuesday , March 18, 2014 - 1:56 PM


SALT LAKE CITY— Police say the state courthouse in Salt Lake City has been evacuated after a suspicious bag was found behind the building.

Police Det. Dennis McGowan says a bomb squad with a robot has arrived at the 3rd District Court building and will attempt to examine the suspicious black bag.

McGowan says a sheriff’s deputy found the bag Friday morning on the lawn between the courthouse and a parking garage.

It wasn’t immediately clear what was in the bag or who it belongs to, but court officials ordered the building evacuated as a precaution.

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