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5:27 PM, Nov 9, 2012   |    comments
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UPDATE 8:15 am: The suspicious package found near GRCC turned out to be construction equipment, and was not a threat. Police are re-opening the streets and allowing people back into the area.

GRCC classes will begin again starting at 11:30 am.

The suspicious item was a number of cylinders that are to be used to measure seismic activity for an upcoming construction project.

Police tell WZZM 13 that a security guard from Spectrum Health found the package overnight and thought it looked suspicious. Even bomb squad members when they arrived, thought the items looked suspicious.

Apparently the company that dropped the equipment off did not warn either GRCC or Spectrum Health that it would be on Ransom Street, therefore guards did not know what to think of the items.


GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Grand Rapids Police are investigating a suspicious package that was found near the Grand Rapids Community College campus in downtown Grand Rapids.

GRCC has delayed the start of school for two hours this  morning because of the suspicious package.

Many streets surrounding GRCC are closed off during this police investigation. Drivers will want to avoid the area or be prepared for delays.

Ferris State has also delayed classes that are held at the GRCC campus until after 10 am.

WZZM 13 News has a crew on the scene and will bring you more information as police release more.

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