The Omaha Police Bomb Squad was called to the Islamic Center of Omaha at 73rd and Pinkney this morning after a suspicious package was found inside. Captain Marcia West says luggage had been left inside the building around 9:30 a.m. Police closed off a large portion of the area for the investigation. They were able to make phone contact with the owner of what turned out to be two pieces of luggage.
Captain West says it appears the man had just returned after a long trip overseas and left his luggage at the Center while looking for a place to stay. The man was a member of the Islamic Center and apparently didn’t communicate his actions very well before leaving his suitcases unattended inside the center.
Captain West says the man was talked to about his actions and the bomb squad x-rayed all his luggage before clearing the scene.