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Man arrested after bomb squad blows up backpack left on bus

Comments made by a passenger on a city bus caused the Wichita police bomb squad to detonate a backpack Monday afternoon.

The man left the backpack behind as he departed the bus at Mid-Continent Airport, police said. When other passengers pointed it out to him, the man made some suspicious comments. The bus was evacuated near Tyler Road and McCormick and the package detonated by the bomb squad just before 5 p.m.

Police said the package did not contain any explosives or harmful materials.

The man was arrested at the airport, police said.

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