Update: No explosives found after suspicious package report at Fargo mosque

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Red River Valley Bomb Squad investigates a suspicious package found outside the Islamic Society of Fargo-Moorhead finding it’s just a backpack.

Police were called to the mosque on the 600 block of 28th Street South around 12:15 Wednesday afternoon.

A 911 caller said a male was showing suspicious behavior, dropped a backpack and left. Fargo Police’s K9 unit alerted officers the bag needed to be searched. Authorities say there were no explosive materials in the bag, but did not say what was in it.

“Nearby businesses were asked to shelter in place and a perimeter was established. The incident remains under investigation and the public’s assistance isn’t being requested,” City of Fargo Public Information Officer Katie Ettish said.

Police say there is no evidence of anti-Islamic hate messages related to this incident.

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