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Police detonate suspicious package near mall

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PROVIDENCE -

There were reports of suspicious packages in Providence on Tuesday.

NBC 10 was there as the bomb squad detonated a book bag across the street from the Providence Place Mall at about 9 p.m.

Francis Street was closed off and police told NBC 10 that the package was blown up as a precaution.

A second package near the Omni Hotel turned out to be a computer bag.

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