‘Suspicious backpack’ in Greensboro a false alarm, all clear

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro Police blocked Patton Avenue at South Elm-Eugene Street on Wednesday following a report of a suspicious backpack.

According to police, a motorist called 911 and reported the object around 1:37 p.m.

Police said officials treated the backpack as a “suspicious package.”

Initial reports that smoke was coming from the bag have not been verified. No smoke is currently visible.

Greensboro Police utilized a robot during the investigation and determined nothing that resembles an explosive device was found in the backpack.

The Greensboro Fire Department Hazardous Material Team, Greensboro Police Department’s Hazardous Devices Team, Emergency Medical Services, police officers and firemen are at the location.

No other information was immediately available.

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