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US 441, west of Boca Raton, reopens after suspicious backpack incident

Bomb Squad investigates suspicious backpack left on transit bus, PBSO says
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office investigates a suspicious backpack on a bus on U.S. 441, west of Boca Raton, on July 27, 2022.jpg
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office investigates a suspicious backpack on a bus on U.S. 441, west of Boca Raton, on July 27, 2022 (1).jpg
Posted at 10:25 AM, Jul 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-27 11:22:29-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — A busy stretch of U.S. 441 west of Boca Raton has reopened Wednesday morning after it was shut down while authorities investigated a suspicious backpack on a bus.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said all lanes were closed for a 1/2-mile stretch between Sandalfoot Boulevard and Southwest 18th Street.

A sheriff's office spokeswoman said someone left a backpack on a Broward County transit bus and both PBSO's Bomb Squad and Arson Squad checked it out.

The agency tweeted around 10:30 a.m. that the backpack was deemed safe and all lanes of U.S. 441 have reopened.