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Man in Custody Following Explosives Search in Downtown KC

kcmo-bombA bomb squad robot was used to investigate the possible presence of explosives in downtown Kansas City, Mo. (Photo credit: Shane Keyser/The Kansas City Star)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities closed off parts of downtown Kansas City out of caution after a man entered the federal government building and asked whether he was on the government's terrorist watch list. The outburst prompted police to take him into custody Friday and authorities used a remote-controlled robot to search his car. FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton says no threatening items were found. Several blocks around the building were closed off to traffic, and federal workers were sent home early. A federal law enforcement source earlier told The Associated Press that the man entered the building and said something about being on the government's terrorist watch list, but his exact words were not clear. Patton said the man made no threat, but was being retained for questioning Friday evening.

**prior versions of this story may be found at the bottom of the "KPR Regional Headlines for 09-14-12" website entry 



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