Bomb Threat Closed I-80

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Nebraska State Patrol says no bomb was found Tuesday in an incident that led the patrol to shut down a stretch of Interstate 80 east of Lincoln during morning rush-hour traffic.

All lanes of the interstate reopened around 9:30 a.m. after being shut down for about two hours.

Patrol spokeswoman Deb Collins says a trooper stopped to assist a man walking near the interstate around 7:15 A.M. Collins says as the trooper was driving the man to his car, the man began acting irrationally and indicated he had a bomb in his car.

The patrol's bomb squad used a robot to check the car.

Collins identified the motorist as 39 year-old Ivan Juric of Edgewood, Colorado. She said Juric has been "voluntarily committed."

Traffic was rerouted to Cornhusker Highway during the closure.


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