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Bomb Fear Closes Detroit Tunnel

December 18, 2001

DETROIT (AP) _ The tunnel linking the city of Detroit to Windsor, Ontario, was closed for about 1 1/2 hours Monday after a man dropped off a package that U.S. Customs agents thought was a bomb, police said.

The Detroit police bomb squad later determined the package did not contain an explosive, Sgt. Ricardo Moore said. Using a description given by tunnel workers, police later arrested a 44-year-old suspect. He was not immediately charged.

The man had walked into a Customs office at the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, mumbled something to agents and walked out _ leaving a cardboard box with wires, tape and batteries, Moore said.

After the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel was closed, traffic was diverted to a bridge about two miles away.

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