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Man Threatens to Blow Up Liberty Bell

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A member of the bomb squad searches through a backpack. A member of the bomb squad searches through a backpack.
PHILADELPHIA -

A man is under arrest, after he allegedly threatened to blow up one of America's national treasures.

Philadelphia Police were called out to the Liberty Bell around 11:20 Saturday morning. Park Rangers say they stopped a man who claimed to have bombs in his backpacks.

The bomb squad was called out to inspect two black backpacks found at 7th and Market Streets, but cleared the scene soon after.

The area around the Liberty Bell was reopened after the incident.

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