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PD: Suspicious backpack in downtown Bakersfield is not considered dangerous

Posted at 2:21 PM, Nov 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-11 19:14:04-05

UPDATE (Nov. 11, 2016, 3:42 p.m.): The backpack found in downtown Bakersfield has been deemed safe.

The area has been cleared and Bakersfield police shared that they were just going through protocol.

The backpack was considered dangerous because no one had claimed it.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Bakersfield Police at 661-327-7111.

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The Bakersfield Police Department bomb squad is investigating a suspicious backpack left at the corner of 21st and L Street at the conclusion of the Veteran's Day Parade around 1:08 p.m.

This story is developing, and we will update it as we have more information.