Shreveport-Barksdale Bridge reopened; suspicious package not a threat, police say

A suspicious package was found on the Shreveport-Barksdale Bridge on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022,...
A suspicious package was found on the Shreveport-Barksdale Bridge on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, crews determined it was not a threat.(KSLA)
Published: Jan. 13, 2022 at 9:18 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 13, 2022 at 12:36 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Officials have determined that a suspicious package found on the Shreveport-Barksdale Bridge was not a threat, and have reopened the bridge to traffic completely.

Crews were called out the morning of Thursday, Jan. 13 after what appeared to be some sort of suspicious package was seen on the bridge.

The west side of the bridge (going into Shreveport) was shutdown while crews investigate.

The Shreveport Barksdale bridge is back open. This morning members of SPD and SFD responded to a suspicious package on the bridge. The object was found not to be a threat and removed. Have a safe day

Posted by Shreveport Police Department on Thursday, January 13, 2022

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