DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas Police blocked off a large part of the west end of downtown Friday afternoon after a security guard found a suspicious briefcase in Dealey Plaza.

It began just before 2:30 p.m. just in front of the memorial to President John F. Kennedy close to Houston Street and Main Street.

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Dallas Fire-Rescue says it was told a security guard found the unattended briefcase.

The Dallas Police Department’s explosive ordinance division was called to the scene and X-rayed the briefcase.

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The suspicious package was then removed and streets reopened.

At the time, parts of Main Street, Commerce Street, Houston Street, and Elm Street are all blocked off along with the freeway ramps into downtown Dallas.

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CBSDFW.com Staff