A suspicious package investigation in downtown Milwaukee took an unexpected turn Monday when a bystander suddenly walked up to the item in question and began rummaging through it, prompting investigators to tackle him.
Milwaukee police are investigating a “suspicious package/device” that was found on top of an electrical box in downtown Milwaukee.
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MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee police are investigating a “suspicious package/device” that was found on top of an electrical box in downtown Milwaukee.
The device was reported to police just before 7 a.m. Monday in the 100 block of W. Wisconsin Avenue.
Police say their efforts are concerned with a backpack at that location.
Police and the bomb squad are still at the scene of the investigation.
During their investigation, a man was taken into custody after he crossed the police tape line and dumped out the contents inside the backpack.
Police have not released any other information at this time.
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