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Bomb squad responds to unattended bag at Old Town Transit Center; no threat found

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The bomb squad responded to an unattended bag left at the Old Town Transit Center, but it was determined to not contain any dangerous items.

At around noon Monday, police said traffic was shut down in the area of Northwest 1st Avenue between Davis Street and Everett Street.

The Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit was then called out to assist in the investigation.

By 12:40 p.m., police said the scene was safe and roads were reopened in the area. MAX service was also set to resume. 

TriMet said the Blue and Red lines were disrupted due to the investigation. Shuttle buses were serving stations between Southwest 1st Avenue and Oak Street and the Rose Quarter Transit Center.

On Friday, a man was arrested after police said he left a bag on a MAX train at the Hollywood Transit Center and then called 911 to report it as suspicious. Streets in the area, including westbound I-84 at I-205, were shut down and the bomb squad also responded in that incident.

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