Wyandotte County

A suspicious package near the Wyandotte County Courthouse this morning turned out to be a suitcase that was filled with scrap metal and wires, according to a spokesman for the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department.

The courthouse was evacuated this morning after the suitcase was found lodged between a tree and the courthouse building, the spokesman said.

About 120 people were evacuated from the courthouse around 10:30 a.m. Monday, according to the spokesman. It was cleared around 2:15 p.m. by the Kansas City, Kan., Police bomb squad, and everyone was allowed to return to the courthouse.

The spokesman said the suitcase contained several crushed aluminum cans, chicken wire, scrap metal and wires.

It appeared the suitcase was left by someone who was collecting scrap metal and tried to stash it for safekeeping, the spokesman said.

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National Weather Service graphic
National Weather Service graphic

After some patchy fog this morning, the weather will become more summer-like this afternoon, a sunny day reaching a high of about 88 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

No hazardous weather is expected for the rest of the week, with dry conditions and above normal temperatures, the weather service said.

Tonight’s low will be around 72.

Tuesday’s high will be near 90, with sunny skies, the weather service said. Tuesday night, the low will be 72.

Wednesday, expect sunny skies with a high of 89, according to the weather service.

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