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

Boca Raton Florida News Palm Beach County


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 ( (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.

BinWizards Boca Raton Supports Local Journalism.



Content copyright © 2022 Metro Desk Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. ® is a registered trademark. BocaRudeton™ is a trademark of MetroDesk Media, LLC. Sirens™ is a trademark of MetroDesk Media, LLC. “You hear sirens, we know where they went,”™ is a trademark of MetroDesk Media, LLC. “Don’t Want To Be Seen Here? Don’t Be Rude Here!™” is a trademark of MetroDesk Media, LLC. We vigorously protect our intellectual property and journalistic product. Broadcast stations must credit on air. Print must refer to Online must link to We have agreements with several organizations. Contact news (at) Call 866-4-FL-NEWS. Arrest reports are police accusations. Guilt or innocence is determined in a court of law.