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FBI says suspicious package on KC-area bus a hoax

Federal investigators say a suspicious package found on a suburban Kansas City bus late last week was a hoax designed to look like an improvised explosive device.

Investigators were on the scene in Blue Summit for more than 10 hours Friday after a bus driver for First Transit found the package.

Special federal agents, the National Guard and ATF were called to investigate, and a robot was used to handle the package, which was taken apart and removed by late Friday night.

FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton said Monday investigators were extremely cautious because the package was made to look like an IED. She says creation of a hoax device is a federal crime.

Patton says the federal investigation continues.

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