Bomb Squad Responds to Suspicious Item in Southeast Portland Bank - Area Safe

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April 18, 2013 14:40

  

This afternoon, Thursday April 18, 2013, at 1:30 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of a suspicious item left in the Key Bank, located at 726 Southeast Morrison Street.

Officers arrived and contacted the bank employees, who told police that they discovered a large steel bread box inside the bank, sitting on a counter unattended. The employees did not know who brought the box into the bank and did not have any threats associated with the box.

Officers asked for the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit to respond to the scene to examine the box.

Bomb Tech's examined the box and determined that the box did not contain any explosives.

Southeast Morrison Street was closed from 7th to 8th Avenue briefly during the investigation.

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