A Los Angeles were forced to evacuate and close down a section of Union Station Wednesday because a backpack with the word “BANG” printed on it was found unattended.
Found at about 4:50pm by security, they became suspicious and decided the safe move was to get everyone out of the area. Bomb squad was called in to look into the bag which turned out to not have any thing suspicious, explosive or dangerous inside.
What they did find is that the backpack belongs to someone who’s nickname is, “BANG-BANG”.
So the section of the station was closed for about two hours in total, and authorities would like to return the bag to Bang-Bang, and hit them with it.
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