LINCOLN, Neb. -- New details are being discovered about a suspicious briefcase found and destroyed at Lincoln's Hall of Justice.

Around noon Wednesday, Lincoln Police and Fire and Rescue responded to a suspicious package call, a brief case.

Their crews shut down nearby roadways and asked residents to avoid the area, according to authorities.

The Lincoln Hazardous Device Unit was then called in, taking several X-rays of the object. However, images were inconclusive, with LHDU rendering the package safe. 

However, new details from our news partners, 10/11 NOW, are reporting that's only a small part of this story.

Our new partner 10/11 reports the owner of the suspicious brief case was a 69-year-old man from Lincoln being scammed, by claiming he was a lottery winner.

The Lincoln Police Department said the man was contacted in mid-May by someone claiming to work for the Publishers Clearing House Prize Team. This individual claimed the man had won a Mercedes and $18 million. 

The man would then send a total of $32,000 in checks to the scammer and was later sent a briefcase.

According to authorities, this case, the scammer claimed, contained documents specific to his prize-winning and the title of the car.

However, the man was advised not to open it, and if he did the documents would be destroyed by a mechanism and ink.

Lincoln Police said another man contacted the recipient advising he contact the police and file a report.

The man then brought the briefcase to the Hall of Justice where it was scanned, according to police. This is what would lead to the events of Wednesday.

Lincoln police said no hazardous material was located inside, nor was any paperwork related to lottery winnings.

Investigators are working to figure out where the man's checks ended up.