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Suspicious suitcase contains only a sweater

Daily Planet Wire Service
Thursday September 05, 2002

Berkeley police closed off traffic through the intersection of Ashby and Telegraph avenues for nearly two hours while they investigated a suspicious suitcase that turned out only to contain a sweater. 

The suitcase was reported at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday outside of a flower shop and police immediately cordoned off the area and restricted access to a nearby supermarket. 

Traffic was reopened at 8:24 p.m., police said, after “specially trained” officers found only a sweater inside the suitcase. 

No one in the area could provide information about the suitcase, though police are still searching for the owner.