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Milwaukee police tackle man during suspicious package investigation

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Police in downtown Milwaukee were investigating a suspicious package Monday morning when a man suddenly walked up to item in question, a backpack, and began pouring out the contents onto the ground. The bystander had to  cross police tape to get to the backpack. He was tackled by investigators shortly after tearing open the backpack.

The backpack was spotted just before 7 a.m., prompting a response by Milwaukee Police and the bomb squad according to NBC affiliate TMJ4 in Milwaukee. Video shows the man dumping out the backpack and getting taken to the ground. It's not clear whether the man had any connection to the investigation.

As of Monday afternoon, police hadn't released additional details.

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