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NEWORLEANS-- The NOPD investigated two separate 'suspicious packages' late Thursday night, but ultimately neither posed a threat to the public, according to officials.

The NOPDbomb squad was called out to the 600 block of Canal Street. Police say there was a suspicious backpack at that location.

A bomb squad and bomb-sniffing dogs determined that the bag posed no threat, and upon opening it up, police found just clothes inside.

The NOPD also investigated a suspicious package earlier in the night in the 600 block of Poydras Street, near the criminal court. But they said just before 10 p.m. that it was a false alarm.

It's the second night in a row that bomb squads were called out to suspicious packages in the New Orleans area.

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