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Published: Sunday, 12/25/2011

Abandoned bag causes scare near Ohio bookstore


MENTOR, Ohio -- Police said Saturday that a homeless man has been arrested and charged with inducing panic after a bomb squad was called to investigate a suitcase he abandoned outside a bookstore in northeast Ohio.

Police said someone noticed the bag at a Barnes & Noble near the Great Lakes Mall in Mentor. Officers temporarily evacuated the store and used a robotic device to determine it contained nothing hazardous.

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