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Police: Explosives experts probe suspicious package, find 1,000 condoms

By
Ben Hooper

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Police in New York said a suspicious package that led to an investigation by explosives experts turned out to be a bag of more than 1,000 condoms.

Port Authority police spokesman Joseph Pentangelo said officers patrolling the George Washington Bridge Bus Station on Friday discovered an unattended silver bag behind a barrier near the doors of the station's waiting room about 5 p.m.

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A canine unit and explosives experts were called to the scene, and the preliminary investigation indicated no explosives were present, Pentangelo said.

The bag was eventually opened and officers discovered about 1,000 individually packaged condoms of various brands and styles.

"The bag and its contents were vouchered," Pentangelo said. "Thus far, no owner has come forward."

Police speculated the bag may have been accidentally left behind by someone passing through the station.

Traffic was diverted away from the station during the incident and the operations returned to normal Friday night, police said.

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