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Police Confiscate ‘Suspicious’ Items From Rooftop Building Near GOP Convention

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A badge is seen on a police officer for the Tampa Police Department on July 13, 2012 in Tampa, Fla. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

A badge is seen on a police officer for the Tampa Police Department on July 13, 2012 in Tampa, Fla. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa police say they have confiscated “suspicious” items from the rooftop of a downtown building located about a mile from where next week’s Republican National Convention will be held.

A police statement says the items included bricks and pipes but does not say what type of building was involved or who occupies it. Chief Jane Castor has called a news conference for Tuesday afternoon. A spokeswoman declined to release any information prior to that.

Tampa will host the RNC at a downtown convention center from Aug. 27-30.

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