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Police tackle man who went under tape at suspicious package incident in downtown Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE -- Police on the scene of a suspicious package in downtown Milwaukee had to play defense when, out of nowhere, a man rushed to the package and spilled out the contents. The unidentified man was arrested for interfering with members of the Milwaukee County Bomb Squad -- obstructing an officer and disorderly conduct. Police said it does not appear the bag belonged to that man.

The bomb squad was on the scene at Wisconsin and Plankinton Avenues early on Monday, May 21 for reports of a suspicious package. The investigation shut down that intersection and several nearby blocks in the middle of the morning commute.

The action was captured on camera by several FOX6 News viewers in the area. The video shows, after police had established a perimeter around the suspicious package, a man went under the police tape and emptied the contents of the package onto the roadway. Moments later, several officers tackled the man in the street.

Man tackled at scene of suspicious package investigation

Man tackled at scene of suspicious package investigation

Man tackled at scene of suspicious package investigation

Man tackled at scene of suspicious package investigation

The intersection was cleared by 9:30 a.m.

Suspicious package near Wisconsin and Plankinton (Photo courtesy: Wendy R.)

Suspicious package near Wisconsin and Plankinton (Photo courtesy: Wendy R.)

No injuries were reported.

The district attorney will decide whether the man will be charged.

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