'Suspicious' backpack prompts downtown Hurley evacuation
Contents of bag remain under investigation
HURLEY — A backpack left near the front door of Gogebic Taconite’s office in downtown Hurley led to the evacuation of the area for more than six hours Saturday until a bomb squad declared there was no threat.
Gogebic Taconite personnel located the backpack near the front door of their office at 402 Silver St. Saturday morning and reported it as a “suspicious item” to police at about 10 a.m., according to Hurley Police Chief Dan Erspamer.
Police cordoned off a four-square block area of downtown, evacuating businesses and apartments along Silver Street, as well as houses on the north...