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Police blow up 'suspicious' bag

Lexington police blew up a suspicious-looking bag Thursday left by a customer at the 210 East High Street post office, destroying the Dell laptop that was inside.

The Hazardous Device Unit, Lexington police's bomb squad, X-rayed the bag and determined it was no threat. The team used a robot to retrieve and blow up the bag at 4:56 p.m.

Sgt. Jack Roberts said police received a call shortly before 3 p.m. from the post office saying a customer briefly stood in line, then walked out, leaving behind a "suspicious" bag.

Bart Dickinson, a post office employee, said the woman who left the package asked some of the other customers what to do with the item, and when she didn't get a satisfactory answer, she put the bag on a waste can and left.