Police say the package that caused a brief lockdown on First Ave. SE last week was a box of dildos. It is unknown who left the box outside of Cedar Rapids Day School on December 27th.
Police, fire, K-9 and a bomb unit responded to a call reporting the suspicious package on a bench outside of the day care. It took authorities about 90 minutes to disarm the dildos using a robot. 1st Avenue East was blocked for several hours that afternoon.
The investigation is now closed.
Edwin Montgomery provided photography to the Defender that afternoon.