'Not a bomb, just a suitcase', say cops about suspicious package at SS17 LRT station

SUBANG JAYA: It was a tale of better safe than sorry when calls to the bomb squad were cancelled after a homeless man claimed a suspicious-looking suitcase as his own.

The suitcase, which was near an LRT station in SS17/2 was found by a police patrol team from the Subang Jaya police station.

In a statement on Saturday (Jan 28), Subang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Wan Azlan Wan Mamat said that the suitcase was chained up and locked, leading to calls for backup to the Bomb Disposal Unit (UPB) to investigate the bag.

"However, 30 minutes later the call for help was cancelled as a man in his fifties came by to claim the bag.

"The suitcase was then inspected in the presence of its owner and it was found that only personal belongings such as clothes were inside.

"The suitcase owner was found to be a homeless person and would constantly move from one place to another," he said.

He urged that the public immediately notify the police whenever suspicious packages were found for security purposes.

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