MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A stretch of Interstate 35W in Minneapolis was closed Wednesday after a suspicious device was spotted on the roadside.

(credit: MnDOT)

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The Minnesota State Patrol says troopers responded to the southbound shoulder of the interstate near Highway 55 just before 4:30 p.m. Traffic on the interstate was soon blocked, and both the METRO Blue and Green lines in and out of downtown were soon halted.

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The scene was cleared about two hours later after the Minneapolis Police Bomb Squad determined it wasn’t an explosive.

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The state patrol is investigating.