'Suspicious packages' cleared in downtown Spokane

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Roads were blocked off Wednesday afternoon in the area of 2nd and Pacific in downtown Spokane after two "suspicious packages" were found at the Mobil gas station. 

An explosive disposal unit was on scene.

The manager of the gas station told KHQ crews one of the packages was a Pelican hard case, which he thought was concerning. The containers were found on top of one of the gas pumps.  The manager called to report the packages and said he was surprised when police swarmed the area minutes later. 

The explosive disposal unit used a robot to check out the packages on the scene.  Both were full of nothing more than glass smoking accessories and a bag of marijuana.

Traffic was backed up on multiple streets due to the roadblocks, but those have been removed.

(story and photos: KHQ.com)

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