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Streets closed, bomb squad alerted after bag found in courthouse restroom

Streets around the Old Sedgwick County Courthouse were closed for several hours early this morning after a bag was found in a restroom of the downtown building, authorities said.

The bomb squad was called to the scene, a Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor said, and underwent more than three hours of careful preparation and positioning. The duffel bag contained clothes, a car charger and an MP3 player.

Someone had apparently left behind a workout bag, the supervisor said. Streets were reopened shortly after 3:30 a.m.

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