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Bomb squad probing possible blast near cycling finish line in Rio

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Update: According to the AP, an officer assigned to the event said blast was a controlled explosion of an unattended bag.

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 A bomb squad in Rio is investigating after an apparent blast shook the area near the finish line of the men's cycling road race.

Reporters could hear a loud boom on the press tribune and felt the ground shake as the cyclists had about 70 kilometers to go Saturday.

A half dozen military police were cordoning off the area. No one was immediately evacuated, and it did not appear that anyone was injured. The race was continuing and had not been rerouted.

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