Investigation slows traffic for hours on I-69
Suspicious package on bridge was backpack
Last Updated: 113 days ago
FISHERS, Ind. - It took a lot longer for thousands of Hoosiers to get home Monday evening after Interstate 69 was closed for nearly two hours while police investigated a suspicious package that ended up being a false alarm.
Both directions of I-69 eventually reopened to traffic after police investigated the suspicious package on a bridge over the highway.
The Fishers Police Department said the package was near the Campus Parkway bridge near the 210 mile marker.
A concerned citizen called police after seeing suspicious activity by two males in the area around 4:15 p.m.
The suspicious package was later determined to be a missing bag. Police found the bag under the bridge and physically searched the bag to ensure there weren't any dangerous materials in the bag.
The bag was returned to two male juveniles on bicycles that police had identified and interviewed. Police said it was determined the males had no criminal intent.
The boys told police they put the bag under the bridge because they were tired of carrying it and had planned to pick it up on their ride back.
All lanes of the bridge were closed during the investigation and all lanes of I-69 were closed within five miles of the bridge, police said.
Police said the situation was a good example of the See Something Say Something campaign, and the concerned citizen did the right thing.
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