Buildings evacuated in Ore. town in bomb scare

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Associated Press

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 6:03 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 9 at 6:03 AM

SCAPPOOSE, Ore. (AP) — Police in the small Oregon town of Scappoose say several buildings were evacuated after a man walked into the police station with an ice chest and said he believed there was a bomb inside that he had disarmed.

KATU-TV reports the building containing the police station and City Hall was among those evacuated Tuesday afternoon. Authorities also closed off several blocks to traffic.

The man reportedly put the ice chest outside. KATU reports that the Oregon State Police bomb squad arrived and blew up the chest.

No injuries were reported.

Tuesday night's scheduled City Council meeting has been postponed until Wednesday.

Scappoose is northwest of Portland near the Columbia River.

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Information from: KATU-TV, http://www.katu.com/

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