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Suspicious bag incident cleared in Minden, Hwy 88 reopens

Douglas County Sheriff's Office
Douglas County Sheriff's Office(KOLO)
Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 11:47 AM PDT|Updated: Jun. 21, 2022 at 3:19 PM PDT
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MINDEN, Nev. (KOLO) - UPDATE: The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office tells KOLO 8 News Now that the incident that shut down Highway 88 in Minden Tuesday is over and the highway is back open.

What was being investigated as a suspicious bag, was a suitcase that the sheriff’s office said may have fallen off a passing vehicle. They added that the bag went through X-ray screening and was deemed safe.

The incident closed Highway 88 near U.S. 395 while the sheriff’s office investigated.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious package or bag along Highway 88 in Minden.

The highway is closed near U.S. 395 and Douglas High School.

There is no estimate to how long the closure will be in place. You are asked to avoid the area.

Stay with KOLO 8 News Now on this developing story.

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