Suspicious package shuts down parts of Wayne State University, Woodward as police investigate

WSUJust a few days after the explosions at the Boston Marathon, a suspicious package was found this afternoon in Midtown, forcing the evacuation of apartments, businesses and a Wayne State University building.

The package was spotted shortly after 2 p.m. at the corner of Cass and Hancock.

The Detroit Bomb Squad was on the scene.

Woodward and Cass Avenue were snarled with traffic, and the Simons Building was temporarily evacuated.

At 2:40 p.m., fire engines that lined Woodward began leaving the scene.

Stay tuned for details.

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Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.