Bomb squad disrupts date request

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ST. GEORGE, Utah — A man’s creative attempt to ask his girlfriend for a date went awry Saturday when the St. George Police Department and its bomb squad got involved.

St. George police said officers responded to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple at 250 E 400 S after receiving a report of a suspicious package.

The package had the word “ARMY” written on the side and had been placed near a gazebo on the southwest side of the temple grounds.

After police received word of the package, they dispatched a bomb squad to the scene and closed down several nearby streets as a precaution.

A citizen approached officers and told them he left the package, explaining it was part of a treasure hunt he had designed for his girlfriend.

The package contained candy and a note asking her to a dance. Once police verified the contents of the package, no further law enforcement action was taken.

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