Monday, April 22, 2013

Part of Birch Run Outlets evacuated due to report of 'suspicious backpack'

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Police responded to a report of a "suspicious backpack" at the Birch Run Outlets, Sunday, April 21.
 By Joshua Roesner | on April 21, 2013 at 3:30 PM, updated April 21, 2013 at 4:19 PM -

UPDATE: As of 3:40 p.m., all stores have been reopened as responders have left the scene.
BIRCH RUN, MI — Police have responded to a report of a "suspicious backpack" found at the Birch Run Outlets before 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, confirmed Saginaw County 911 Director Tom McIntyre.

Representatives from the Birch Run Outlets declined to comment on the matter, saying only that emergency personnel were on-scene as of 3:30 p.m.

An employee at one of the outlet stores did confirm to MLive and The Saginaw News that a bomb squad is also on-scene and is investigating a "suspicious backpack" that was found in Section B of the outlets.

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