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Suspicious box closes Mercy Medical Center entrance for short time

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

A suspicious box forced Cedar Rapids police to close the 10th Street entrance to the hospital for a short time this afternoon.

Maria Johnson, Communications Division Manager for the City of Cedar Rapids, says a small, homemade wooden box was found at the entrance at around 12:20 p.m. Tuesday.

Johnson says Mercy Security called the Cedar Rapids Police Department who closed off the 10th Street entrance, re-routed traffic and used their bomb robot to x-ray the box.

The box was found to not be dangerous and the scene was cleared in about an hour.

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