Bomb squad investigating near downtown Independence - KCTV5

Bomb squad investigating near downtown Independence

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INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -

The Independence Police Department's bomb squad is staging near downtown Independence.

Officers have set up outside an apartment that is near Liberty and Pacific avenues. This is just across the parking lot from the offices of the Independence Examiner and near the Health Department.

Tom Gentry, a spokesman for the Independence Police Department, said a robotic device determined that the suspicious package was a backpack filled with clothes. This allowed officers to determine there was no threat.

This occurred just before 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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