Officer Ljunggren and his EOD K9.  Photo courtesy AFRD.

Officer Ljunggren and his EOD K9. Photo courtesy AFRD.

Auburn Police and the AFRD cleared the Auburn Mall after a report of a suspicious backpack was called in Saturday afternoon.

Officer Ljunggren with his Explosive Ordnance Detection (EOD) K9 checked out the backpack and deemed the area safe.

Officer Ljunggren and his EOD K9.  Photo courtesy AFRD

Officer Ljunggren and his EOD K9. Photo courtesy AFRD

The area was cordoned off for a short time while the K9 was working. All units have cleared the mall.

While these scenarios are frightening, Auburn is fortunate to have this resource personnel and equipment at their disposal.