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Package found near I-15, Russell not a threat

Posted at 10:39 AM, Jul 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-09 20:20:38-04

A suspicious package that shut down Interstate 15 and Russell Road Saturday morning has been deemed not a threat.

Around 7:30 a.m., Nevada Highway Patrol Southern Command tweeted that Russell Road over I-15 was closed as troopers investigated a suspicious package. I-15 was briefly closed as well. The package was first reported around 6:30 a.m.

The incident began when a man working on his vehicle says someone drove up and dropped the package by his car.

By 10:30 a.m., NHP has determined the suspicious package was not a threat and Russell Road has now reopened.