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Treasure Hunt For Girlfriend Leads To Bomb Scare

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File photo of a bomb squad member checking a suspicious package. (Photo by JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of a bomb squad member checking a suspicious package. (Photo by JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A suspicious package that prompted a bomb squad response and closed down several nearby streets in St. George turned out to be just a guy trying to ask a girl to a dance.

St. George police say they responded to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, after someone found a package with the word “Army” written on it and placed near a gazebo.

Officers say the bomb squad arrived to investigate, and streets were closed as a precaution.

Police say that during the investigation, a citizen approached them saying the package was part of a treasure hunt he’d set up for his girlfriend.

Officers determined the package contained candy and a note asking the girlfriend to a dance, and called off the investigation.

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