SUSPICIOUS BAG: Post Office Evacuated

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Ames Police are investigating a suspicious bag left at the post office Monday.

Post office staff called the police shortly after 3 p.m. when they noticed a small black suitcase had been left unattended in the lobby area for some time and they could not find it’s owner.

The post office was evacuated and the State Fire Marshal’s bomb unit was brought in to inspect the bag.

After they determined the bag was not a threat it was turned over to police who are still trying to determine why it was left unattended.