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Suspicious Package at Old Knox County Courthouse 
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, E911 dispatch received a call concerning a suspicious package near the front entrance of the Old Knox County Courthouse. The courthouse and portions of the Howard H. Baker Federal Courthouse were promptly evacuated, and Main Street was shut down between Gay Street and Walnut Street while the KPD Bomb Squad responded to the scene to assess the package. After that initial assessment, out of an abundance of caution, Bomb Squad personnel made an attempt to disrupt the device to render it safe. Following that attempt, it was determined that the package did not contain an explosive device. Main Street remains temporarily closed. Both buildings that were evacuated have reopened. 
Posted by serland On 08 September, 2020 at 2:12 PM