Oregon highway closed after report of bomb in car

LEBANON, Ore. -- Police said they closed down Highway 34 just west of Lebanon Saturday night after a man called reporting a bomb inside his car.

Linn County Sheriff's Officials said that they received multiple 9-1-1 calls Saturday night from a man parked in his car alongside the highway between Interstate 5 and Lebanon.

Officials said that the man (who they say sounded disturbed) initially called police reporting that he thought someone put a bomb inside of his car.

At around 8 p.m. the sheriff's office closed down the highway as a safety precaution while waiting for the Oregon State Police Bomb Squad to investigate the car.

The Oregon Department of Transportation established a detour around the closure at milepost 14.

After an investigation, the bomb squad said they found no evidence of a bomb inside the car.

Officials said that the closure lasted for about two hours.

The man who called in the bomb was arrested for two counts of disorderly conduct, making a false report to an officer and misuse of 9-1-1. He has since been released.