Man questioned for suspicious backpack near Obama’s Kenwood home

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Detectives are questioning a person of interest after a suspicious backpack left about a block away from President Barack Obama’s Kenwood neighborhood home Thursday morning prompted a police Bomb and Arson Unit response.

Police and fire crews were called to a report of a suspicious package about 11:30 a.m. in the 5100 block of South Greenwood, police said. Obama’s home is a block north in the 5000 block of South Greenwood.

Traffic was blocked off in the area as Bomb and Arson Unit members cleared the scene and determined the backpack was not a threat, police said.

A man was being questioned about the incident Thursday night.

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