All clear: Suspicious package outside Brown County arena was 'innocent mistake'

ASHWAUBENON -- The Brown County Sheriff's Office responded to a suspicious package in front of the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena Thursday evening, Dec. 27.

According to WLUK, dogs picked up a scent on a suitcase found outside the arena. A bomb squad was called in and inside the bag officials located a knife and one shell casing.

WLUK says deputies found the owner of the suitcase, and the situation seems to be an "innocent mistake."

WLUK reported officials asked the public to avoid the area while they were at the scene. People inside businesses near the scene, including WLUK, were asked to stay inside.

A witness told WLUK the arena was evacuated.


The Green Bay Gamblers were scheduled to play at 7:05 p.m. Fans were asked to stay home and tickets will be refunded.