A medium-sized brown tote bag left in the boulevard near the U.S. Post Office on 12 Mile Road in Farmington Hills prompted a call to Farmington Hills policeMonday.
According to the report, postal authorities were concerned because heavy traffic was expected at the facility on the April 15 deadline to file income tax returns. Michigan State Police bomb squad officers did not find evidence that the tote contained a bomb.
When police opened the bag, they found towing straps, jumper cables, miscellaneous tools and a survival kit. The bag is being held at the Farmington Hills Police Dept.
On Tuesday, the Jewish Community Center at Maple and Drake in West Bloomfield was evacuated, after two suspicious packages were spotted in the bushes near the building's entrance. They turned out to be empty briefcases.