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POLICE SAY LETTER BOMB WOULDN’T HAVE EXPLODED

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Police say a letter bomb mailed to the University of Utah Health Sciences Center would not have exploded had it been opened.

The parcel was received about 1 p.m. Wednesday, but hospital officials thought it looked suspicious and called police."It had all the components of a letter bomb," said Sgt. Earl McKee. "However, they were not connected in a manner that would have exploded if it had been opened."

He refused to say which department received the letter or to reveal the bomb's ingredients.

Further details were not released, although police continue to investigate.