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Bomb squad finds no threat at hospital

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Updated: 4/20/2013 1:29 pm
ORANGE PARK, Fla -- The JSO Bomb Squad determined that a suspicious backpack was in fact not a threat to the hospital.

They were called out Friday evening after it was found in a vacant handicapped parking space in the front parking lot about 35 yards from the hospital's emergency entrance. That part of the parking lot was taped off as a precaution while the bomb squad used equipment to check out the bag.

Afterward, police dogs swept the rest of the parking lot before the scene was cleared.

The bag was reported by a hospital employee who was on her way to work.  She saw the bag and thought it was suspicious.  Police say it's a good thing that people are on heightened alert and contacting  them regarding anything out of the  ordinary.

Anyone with information regarding who may have left the backpack in the lot is asked to contact the Clay County Sheriff's Office at (904) 264-6512.
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