Suspicious package outside Wash. justice center

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KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — A Benton County sheriff’s officer says a package left outside the justice center in Kennewick, Wash., was made to look like a bomb with black tape and a pipe, but had no explosive device.

Lt. Chuck Jones said the package found Monday was filled with screws. It was blown up by the Richland bomb squad.

Informational pickets spotted the package. Part of the building was evacuated but no inmates were moved.

No one was injured.