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Incident Report for Case #2018-447669

Incident Type


Incident Date

11/16/2018 - 8:13 PM


State Street/North Henry Street (Overture Center)




On 11/16/2018 at approximately 8:13pm, Madison Police Officers were dispatched to the area of State Street and North Henry Street (near the Overture Center) regarding a suspicious bag found nearby.  A suitcase, padlocked, and chained to a bike rack was seen and taking every precaution necessary, police investigated. 
An area surrounding the bag was cordoned off and the Dane County Explosive Ordinance Disposal team responded to assist.  The Madison Fire Department was also apprised of the situation.  Ultimately, the bag was found not to contain items of a threatening nature and the scene was cleared.  Sergeant on scene, Central District Command notified of incident and disposition. 

Released 11/16/2018 at 11:07 PM by Nathan Becker

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