A real trumpet blast: Case near downtown eatery turns out to be musical instrument
Cops evacuate area, use robot to detonate 'suspicious package'
By Russ Rizzo
The Salt Lake Tribune
Article Last Updated: 06/27/2007 02:26:34 PM MDT
Updated: 2:28 PM- A small suitcase with a trumpet inside led to the evacuation of a downtown fast-food restaurant and the immediate area this afternoon.
Somebody came across the green case near a Carl's Jr. restaurant, at 75 E. 200 South, about 11:40 a.m. and called police to report a suspicious package. Police evacuated the area, clearing cars and pedestrians, and a bomb squad robot detonated the package about 2 p.m.,said police Sgt. Rich Brede.
Police discovered what was left a trumpet after the case was shredded.
The exercise highlights an important lesson for people in public areas, Brede said: "If you leave something somewhere please tell police."