Crime

Discarded foil-wrapped store security tags cause suspicious package alert, Lexington police say

A section of Man o' War Boulevard at Clearwater Way was closed for about two hours Sunday night after a man reported a suspicious package near the road.

The man described the object as being wrapped in aluminum foil with several wires poking out, Lexington police Lt. Kevin Metcalf said. The man also said the object was beeping. The site was near Tates Creek Road.

The hazardous devices unit checked out the object and determined that store security tags had been wrapped in aluminum foil in an attempt to prevent store alarms from sounding, Metcalf said.

It is unclear what store the tags came from because they didn't have identifying markers, Metcalf said.

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