11:10am

Wed March 23, 2011
The Two-Way

In Detroit, Package Stored By Guard For Three Weeks Was A Bomb

The whole thing is "a total embarrassment," the president of the local chapter of the American Federation of Government Employees tells The Detroit News.

Indeed, as the News writes:

"A security officer at the McNamara Federal Building stored a suspicious package that turned out to contain a bomb for three weeks before alerting authorities."

It wasn't until Friday that the package was collected by the Detroit Police Department's bomb squad and detonated. The guard (employed by a private security firm that was contracted to provide security at the building) has been suspended. The FBI is investigating who sent the bomb.

Detroit's WXYZ-TV station adds this report: Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.