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Authorities: Hazmat bag was filled with water

Posted July 24, 2009

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— Durham County sheriff's investigators are looking for the person who left a biohazard bag on a Triangle Transit Authority bus Friday morning in Research Triangle Park. 

When authorities arrived at the scene at T.W. Alexander  Drive and South Miami Boulevard, they found the bag was filled with water, Lt. Stan Harris, of the Durham County Sheriff's Office, said. 

Harris said deputies believe the bag was left on the bus as a hoax.

Emergency responders and law enforcement answered the call at about 7 Friday morning and treated the scene as a potential biohazard, Harris said. That included diverting traffic from the area and interviewing witnesses. Some people on the bus initially told police they did not feel well, a spokesman said.


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  • Rolling Along Jul 24, 2009

    @readerman...either that or trying set the stage to get something for nothing.

  • readerman Jul 24, 2009

    "Some people on the bus initially told police they did not feel well, a spokesman said." The power of suggestions perhaps?

  • concerncitizen Jul 24, 2009

    So much negativity. LOL The Raleigh water has pup in it. Is that breaking news?

  • mfalesana Jul 24, 2009

    Hopefully there was nothing in the water. That still disturbs me a bit that it was in a biohazard bag. Anyway glad to hear no one was hurt.

  • dbcooper41 Jul 24, 2009

    maybe it was durham city water. that explains people not feeling well.

  • blahh Jul 24, 2009

    WHO CARES! wow breaking news, A BAG OF WATER!

  • miked6500 Jul 24, 2009

    Now your trying to create news. Must be slow today.

  • Jake B Jul 24, 2009

    This in now broken news now. Channel 11 reported on this over 2 hours ago. Catch up!!!