Police examining suspicious backpacks at Florida Navy center

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Posted: Jan 07, 2016 12:10 PM

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a pair of backpacks carried by a person they described as acting suspiciously at a Florida Navy installation.

Palm Beach Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said Thursday that the agency's bomb squad and arson unit will examine the backpacks. She says the person carrying them was detained without incident at the Navy Reserve Center in West Palm Beach.

There were no immediate details about why the person was considered suspicious or whether any criminal charges will be filed.

Barbera says the Navy center was evacuated and a nearby street closed while the investigation continues.