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The Metro Bomb Squad examined the backpack and determined it contained clothing. There was a string leading out of the backpack that possibly was made to look like a fuse and a threatening note left near the backpack which raised the responding officers concerns.
The area is now clear.
This morning, Tuesday March 27, 2012, at 6:41 a.m., Portland Police officers from Central Precinct responded to the old Washington High School site, located at 531 Southeast 14th Avenue, on the report of a suspicious backpack on the West side of the high school.
Based on the responding officers initial observations, they requested the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU) to do a more extensive examination of the backpack.
No evacuations are being done at this time and no roads are closed.
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Sgt. Pete Simpson