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TRAFFIC ALERT: Backpack Left On Bus, Bomb Squad On Scene In West Boca Raton

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

UPDATE: 10:31 a.m. — The scene is clearing, no bomb was found. PBSO say both the bomb squad and arson investigators declared the backpack to be safe.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A backpack left on a bus has led the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office to shut down U.S. 441/SR7 in the area of Sandalfoot Blvd. in West Boca Raton.

A bomb squad is on the scene. Police say they are following protocol, although there is no confirmation that an explosive device is on the bus.

For now, police are advising everyone to stay away from the area which is completely shut down. Traffic is being diverted away from 441 both north and south of the scene.

The incident was first reported around 9 a.m. Wednesday. Check back for updates. This is a developing story.

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