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PRESS RELEASE FROM SPD: See Something. Say Something. For the past few months, Spokane Citizens have been hearing this message. On Tuesday morning just after 8am Spokane Police received a phone call from a concerned citizen who saw something and said something.

The complainant reported a backpack with the word "BOMB" written on it was found in the parking lot near 119 S. Howard. Spokane Police responded and evaluated the suspicious device. Members of the Spokane Explosive Device Unit (EDU) analyzed the backpack and determined it was filled with clothing, and there was no credible threat associated with it.

Within an hour and a half of the initial call, technicians were able to resolve the situation; opening streets and sidewalks to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

This is a reminder of our ongoing community message. See Something. Say Something. While this particular backpack was not a credible threat, the community response was absolutely appropriate. Spokane Police wish to thank our concerned citizens for taking the time to keep our community safe.

ORIGINAL STORY:

SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane County bomb squad was called Tuesday morning to investigate what Spokane Police described as a suspicious device.

The call came in around 9 a.m. after someone found backpack with the word "Bomb" on it in a parking lot near second and Howard.  Police blocked off the nearby roads while they investigated.

Inland Northwest Health Services sent out an e-mail to employees saying police found a backpack with the word "bomb" however employees were not evacuated.

Police spokesperson Jennifer DeRuwe said bomb technicians analyzed the bag and determined it did not pose a threat.  She said bomb techs only found clothes inside the backpack.

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