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Suspect arrested after suspicious package found on Big Four Bridge was escaped HIP inmate

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Christopher A. Cornelius (source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Christopher A. Cornelius (source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police have arrested a man in connection with a suspicious package that briefly shut down the Big Four Bridge over the weekend.

According to an arrest report, it happened around 1 p.m. Saturday on the Big Four Bridge. That's where police were called on a report of a suspicious package. When officers arrived, they had to secure the bridge and stop all pedestrian and bike traffic, "causing general alarm to the public."

After officers examined the package and cleared it, police say 37-year-old Christopher A. Cornelius and his girlfriend admitted that the package belonged to them. As police questioned Cornelius, an officer recognized him and realized he was giving them false information "and concealing various felony warrants."

Police say Cornelius's backpack contained suspicious items that may have been stolen.

Cornelius was already wanted for escape, after he allegedly cut off a home incarceration GPS anklet back in May.

Cornelius was taken into custody around 2:30 Saturday afternoon. He now faces numerous charges, including criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, escape, and tampering with a prisoner monitoring device.

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