Suspicious backpack in downtown Knoxville found to contain clothes, crocs

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A suspicious package found on the plaza of the TVA Towers in downtown Knoxville turned out to be a backpack containing clothes and a pair of crocs, according to police.

The backpack was found just after 5 p.m. by TVA police. Responding officers called in a bomb squad out of an abundance of caution, but determined the backpack was not dangerous. It had been chained to a rail in the plaza near a secured entrance to one of the towers.

No other information has been released.

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