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Bomb squad clears suspicious bag threat

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Traffic was closed for 45 minutes at the intersection of University Avenue and SW 34th Street after the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office bomb team investigated a suspicious bag and cleared the threat, according to Gainesville Police Department spokesman Ben Tobias.

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