Bomb squad in Niagara Falls finds no danger in backpack

09.20.16 | Bob Price

A large backpack left near a downtown Niagara Falls hotel has been determined safe by police.

The Erie County Bomb Squad brought in two robots to investigate the backpack near the Sheraton Hotel Monday afternoon. Parts of three streets were shut down by police for five hours during the investigation.

Investigators say they found personal items including electronics inside. Police are trying to determine who owns the backpack and why it was left there.

Police agencies have been on elevated alert after explosive devices detonated Saturday in Seaside Park, New Jersey, and lower Manhattan. A suspect was arrested in New Jersey on Monday.