PHOENIX - The Phoenix Police Bomb Squad investigated a suspicious package near a light rail station Friday morning in downtown Phoenix and deemed it to not be a threat.
Police officials and the bomb squad were called to the scene of a suspicious green duffel bag that was left near a light rail station just after 7 a.m. near 1st Avenue and Jefferson Street.
Sgt. Steve Martos, Phoenix police spokesperson, tweeted that the "[b]omb squad has cleared the bag and determined it was not a threat" at 8:44 a.m.
Police officials said the duffel bag contained clothing, hand tools and food. First Avenue from Madison to Washington Streets were blocked off.
METRO light rail reported 15-20 minute delays. Travelers were encouraged to use the westbound track at Washington and Central Avenue for service in both directions.
The light trail tweeted that service was restored shortly after police cleared the suspicious package.
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