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‘Suspicious circumstance’ temporarily closes portion of State Street

Feb 10, 2024, 8:59 PM | Updated: Feb 13, 2024, 7:41 am

Salt Lake City police is investigating a "suspicious circumstance" Saturday night in the area of 82...

Salt Lake City police is investigating a "suspicious circumstance" Saturday night in the area of 824 S. State Street. (Salt Lake City Police Department)

(Salt Lake City Police Department)

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City police investigated a “suspicious circumstance” Saturday night in the area of 824 S. State Street.

Police said it started as a traffic stop around 5 p.m. They say that “suspicious liquids” were found in the pickup truck.

In a social media post, police said State Street was closed in both directions between 800 South and 900 South. The closures were put in place out of an abundance of caution.

At 8:40 p.m., police said the area was safe and secured. However, several businesses in the area were evacuated.

The driver was detained and is cooperating with police.

Just before 9 p.m., SLCPD’s hazardous devices unit gave an all-clear, allowing State Street to reopen. Police say they discovered several jars that contained an unknown liquid that could have been flammable. The jars have been secured.

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‘Suspicious circumstance’ temporarily closes portion of State Street