Saturday, January 29, 2011
DALLAS (Reuters) – A suspicious package discovered near the stadium where the Super Bowl will be played was harmless, the Dallas Cowboys football team said on Friday.
The parking lot of the stadium where the Cowboys play was evacuated after a suspicious package was found under a covered grate in a drainage ditch outside the stadium, local police said. A bomb squad was brought in to examine the package.
“Arlington Fire and police investigated a suspicious package but there was nothing to it,” a spokesman for the Cowboys told Reuters. The stadium is located in Arlington, a suburb of Dallas.
The incident was the third in as many days in Dallas. Police investigated a package at the office of Texas Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday, and a suspicious FedEx package was found in a downtown Dallas office tower on Thursday. Both were false alarms.
Full story here.