Police check suspicious packages at Indy 500

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 26, 2013 at 5:41 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Police say bomb squad officers checked several suspicious packages at Sunday's Indianapolis 500 but that none turned out to be dangerous.
 
Indianapolis Public Safety Director Troy Riggs said explosives experts and bomb-sniffing dogs inspected "less than 10" unattended packages reported by fans who went to Sunday's Indianapolis 500. Riggs says the packages generally turned out to have been forgotten or abandoned by fans who later reclaimed them.
 
Indiana State Police Sgt. Rich Myers says security at the track was smooth other than a last-minute bottleneck of late-arriving fans who were delayed by this year's tighter security.
 
Security at the race was tightened up following last month's fatal Boston Marathon bombings.

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