Jail Lobby Cleared After Suspicious Package Found

Authorities evacuated the McCracken County Jail lobby after a man left suspicious packages.

Reports say the packages were wrapped in Christmas paper, sealed with purple duct tape and addressed to two judges.

Jailer Adams says a man who has a criminal history dropped off the packages Tuesday and rushed out of the door. It turned out the packages were not a danger but the judges were concerned about the safety of inmates.

The Paducah Bomb Squad took X-rays of the packages and used a used a water cannon to blow them apart after it was unable able to determine what was inside.

Police are looking for the man who deliver the packages.

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