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San Jose Bomb Squad Investigates Suspicious Suitcase

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A suspicious suitcase found near a bus bench near Snell Avenue and Capitol Expressway in San Jose Friday afternoon was not a bomb, according to police.

The suitcase was reported around 2:30 p.m. and police called in the bomb unit as a precaution, according to Sgt. Jason Dwyer.

Traffic was blocked in both directions on Snell Avenue while authorities investigated the suitcase. Residents in the area were also asked to shelter in place.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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