Bicyclist Is His Own Bomb Squad, Police Disagree

Police received a report of a suspicious package that was left on a sidewalk in downtown Milwaukee. The bomb squad was deployed and the area was cordoned off while officers tried to determine whether or not the abandoned black backpack contained explosives. 

One of the bomb squad technicians attached a cable to the bag and pulled it to the middle of the street and was preparing to move in and investigate. However, he was beaten to the backpack by a bicyclist who was tired of their slow and deliberate response to the abandoned bag. 

The biker, who has not been identified by police, rode right past the police tape and jumped off his bike next to the bag. He picked it up, unzipped it and dumped all the contents onto the street. 

Once he was satisfied that the bag did not contain any type of explosives, he started to walk back to his bike but he was gang tackled by three police officers. 

A Milwaukee police sergeant said the biker could face charges of resisting or obstructing an officer and disorderly conduct. 

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