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Part of Maricopa County complex evacuated

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Posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 11:43 am | Updated: 1:48 pm, Wed Aug 25, 2010.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office bomb squad has determined a suspicious package found in the plaza of the county complex in downtown Phoenix Wednesday was not a bomb.

Maricopa County Superior Court attorney Karen Westover says an investigation revealed there was no explosive inside a backpack.

Sheriff's office spokesman Deputy Jeff Sprong says a call came into Phoenix police from a couple who said there was a bomb at the Superior Court building.

Deputies checked and found a package in front of one of the entrances to the Board of Supervisors auditorium. The bomb squad was called in and technicians X-rayed the package and determined there was a circuit board inside.

A further check determined there was no explosive.

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