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Bomb squad renders suspicious bag safe near NE Portland transit center

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

The Portland Police Bureau bomb squad was called out for a suspicious item near a TriMet transit station in northeast Portland.

A bag was found chained to a pole near the Hollywood/Northeast 42nd Avenue Transit Center at around noon Wednesday.

Police blocked traffic near the station for the investigation and the TriMet platform was closed as a precaution.

By 1:50 p.m., police reported that a remote explosive tool was used to render the bag safe. The item did not contain any explosive material. 

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