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Scene clear after police investigation outside federal building downtown

Published: May. 20, 2022 at 4:42 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Police reopened the intersection of Fifth and Main streets in Downtown Cincinnati early Friday evening after an hour-long closure.

Police announced the closure due to an active investigation around 4:20 p.m. They later said they had been called to the scene on a report of shots being fired outside the federal building.

Main Street north of 5th Street was closed to car and foot traffic, and multiple K9 units arrived at the scene.

Officers found a broken window in the building but after interviewing bystanders and reviewing security camera footage concluded nothing criminal had occurred.

Police did not find any bullets or shell casings. They say the windows in the building are old and, with little force, are susceptible to the sort of hairline fractures they discovered.

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