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‘Kind of scary:’ Man arrested, police detonate suspicious package found near Coast Guard building

MILWAUKEE -- A 33-year-old man has been arrested in connection to a suspicious package call near the Coast Guard building on the south end of the Hoan Bridge on Friday morning, July 6.

Suspicious package near Coast Guard building

According to a Coast Guard Captain, Coast Guard security discovered the package near the front door of the building around 7 a.m. Friday morning. They called Milwaukee Police and evacuated the building. Sailors across the street at the Naval station also evacuated.

"Kind of scary. Very quiet area otherwise," said Carla Redlin who lives nearby.

Word of the investigation soon spread to those that live in nearby homes and apartment buildings.

Suspicious package near Coast Guard building

Suspicious package near Coast Guard building

Suspicious package near Coast Guard building

"They just said they had everything blocked off. The police had everything taped off around here and you couldn't get down to the 794 bridge," Redlin said.

The bomb squad arrived around 9:30. FOX6 News watched as they suited up and dropped their equipment near the package. Shortly after 10 a.m., they moved people another 100 yards away from the building and detonated the package.

Milwaukee police have not said what was in that package.

Suspicious package near Coast Guard building