Sunday, January 27, 2013

Liberty Bell threat

Bomb squad members investigate two backpacks after a man threatened to blow up the Liberty Bell on Saturday. No explosives were found, but police shut down Market Street, between 7th and 8th streets, much of the morning. (Jonathan Lai / Staff)

A man threatening to blow up the Liberty Bell was detained Saturday, police said, after leaving two backpacks nearby that he said contained explosives.

Police investigated and found no explosives.