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UPDATE: Police say suspicious package was not a bomb

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A suspicious package found in downtown Iowa City Sunday was not a bomb or a incendiary device, according to Iowa City Police. A suspicious package found in downtown Iowa City Sunday was not a bomb or a incendiary device, according to Iowa City Police.
IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

A suspicious package found in downtown Iowa City Sunday was not a bomb or a incendiary device, according to Iowa City Police.

Police are still investigating, but Monday authorities announced in a release that "at no time was the safety of the public jeopardized."

On Sunday, police blocked off areas along Dubuque Street from Iowa Avenue to the Ped Mall, and the Johnson County Metro Bomb Squad was called to the scene just after 6 p.m.

Authorities said the package was located near the U.S. Bank at 204 E. Washington Ave. in a mailbox.

The package was detonated around 9 p.m. with a water cannon, and the area is now back open.

Some witnesses say the package had a threatening note on it. It was not clear who the note targeted.

Officials would not confirm if there was a note on the package. Iowa City Police are still investigating the incident.

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