Authorities: Suspicious package outside stadium held trash

ARLINGTON, Texas -- City authorities issued an all-clear after a suspicious package reported near the site of Super Bowl XLV was deemed safe.

Arlington fire Lt. Pete Arevalo said a package that a witness reported was thrown into a drainage ditch Friday morning near Cowboys Stadium turned out to be trash.

Arevalo said the area around the stadium was closed minutes after the 911 call around 8 a.m. He said bomb-squad personnel were used to examine the package on a street along the north side of the $1.3 billion stadium.

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers will meet in the Super Bowl on Feb. 6.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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