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Fairfield Police Reports Suspicious Gym Bag To State Bomb Squad

Fairfield Police took precautions when an unattended bike with a suspicious gym bag turned up outside their Reef Road headquarters Saturday.
Fairfield Police took precautions when an unattended bike with a suspicious gym bag turned up outside their Reef Road headquarters Saturday. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — In the wake of the Dallas sniper attack on police officers last week, Fairfield police took no chances when they noticed an unattended bike with a suspicious gym bag hanging on the handlebars of a bike parked outside their Reef Road police headquarters Saturday.

The department called the State Police Bomb Squad just after 10 a.m., when police noticed the bike leaning against a brick wall out of view of surveillance cameras, police said.

The bomb squad arrived shortly before noon and determined the bag contained clothing, sandals and a towel. The bike has not been reported stolen.

A sniper killed five and wounded another nine at a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas last week, leaving police across the country on higher alert to safety threats.

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