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Spokane County Bomb Squad Detonates Suspicious Briefcase In Coeur D'Alene

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Coeur d'Alene Police Department has confirmed with KHQ that the Spokane County Bomb Squad detonated a briefcase found in the area of Ingrid Way and Kathleen Avenue Friday night, and that the briefcase contained an explosive device. It is unclear at this time exactly what the explosive device was, however authorities are still investigating.

The incident happened close to the North Idaho Fair, but no one from the fair was evacuated. However, people were prevented from getting back to their vehicles for a few hours while the bomb squad worked to clear the area. 

The incident began in the area of Ingrid Way and Kathleen Avenue Friday night after some people noticed a briefcase in a ditch with the words, "Warning Do Not Touch Boom" written on it. The Spokane County Bomb Squad arrived on scene, located the device, and detonated it. According to police, they may not know the exact contents of the briefcase until early next week.

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