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.