DETROIT (AP) -- A union official says a suspicious metal box that was destroyed last week by a bomb squad after being found at a federal office building in downtown Detroit was stored for three weeks before authorities were alerted.
David Wright, president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 918, tells The Detroit News for a Wednesday story that a contract security officer apparently set the metal box aside. The union represents Federal Protective Service employees. Wright says the box should have been immediately evaluated.
A Detroit police bomb squad was called Friday to the McNamara Federal Building, which houses offices for the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service, the Social Security Administration and others.
FBI spokeswoman Sandra Berchtold says an investigation was ongoing to determine what might have been inside the box.