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July 12, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Suspicious backpack causes shutdown of streets near Seattle Public Library

UPDATE 3:50 p.m. | Nothing dangerous was discovered inside the backpack, according to police spokeswoman Renee Witt

Seattle police bomb squad officers are investigating a suspicious backpack found near the Seattle Public Library in downtown Seattle.

Officers were called to the corner of Fifth Avenue and Spring Street around 12:40 p.m. by someone who found an unattended backpack, said police spokesman Mark Jamieson. Officers have shut down several nearby streets while the bomb squad investigates.

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