Suspicious backpack being investigated by bomb squad on I-280

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REDWOOD CITY (KRON)—A suspicious package was being investigated by the bomb squad on Interstate 280 in Redwood City Thursday night.

It was reported at 6:43 p.m. near Edgewood Road.

A Sig-Alert was issued 20 minutes later for all northbound lanes of the freeway.

The backpack was on fire, but the fire has been put out.

The bomb squad was called to the area because the bag was still smoking after the fire was out.

All lanes are now reopen. No threat was found inside the backpack.

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