Rio bomb squad blows up backpack near cycling course

RIO DE JANEIRO  - An anti-bomb squad at the Olympic Games in Rio  detonated an unattended backpack near the end of the cycling course on Saturday, a spokeswoman for the public security department said.
Officials expect the bag may have belonged to a homeless man, but protocol requires any unattended objects to be destroyed, she said. The controlled blast occurred at 1:45 p.m. (4:45 p.m. GMT), the spokeswoman said.