Sheriff: All clear after investigation into suspicious bag at Livonia train yard, no threat to the public
LIVONIA - A "suspicious backpack" found in a rail yard prompted a large response from law enforcement officials concerned that there could be hazardous materials in nearby train cars.
Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Rene Thibodeaux said the situation was all clear as of 8 p.m. Thursday and that all roads in the area have been reopened. Deputies on the scene told WBRZ that the situation posed no danger to the public.
Read the sheriff's full statement below:
According to the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office, the bag was found on a rail car on the Union Pacific railroad, and authorities were unsure what was inside. The department called in State Police for assistance in the investigation.
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