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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Nashua police evacuate Amherst Street office after suspicious bag reported

NASHUA – Local police and a bomb squad unit were called to 175 Amherst St. on Friday morning to investigate a report of a suspicious backpack called in by an employee of the Social Security office at that address.

Police Sgt. Steve Sweeney said police were called at approximately 9:45 a.m. About an hour later, all employees of the Social Security office and other businesses at the address were evacuated, and police had cordoned off the area. ...

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NASHUA – Local police and a bomb squad unit were called to 175 Amherst St. on Friday morning to investigate a report of a suspicious backpack called in by an employee of the Social Security office at that address.

Police Sgt. Steve Sweeney said police were called at approximately 9:45 a.m. About an hour later, all employees of the Social Security office and other businesses at the address were evacuated, and police had cordoned off the area.

Traffic was diverted from the area at Exit 7, and police and Homeland Security vehicles could be seen at the site for a few hours Friday morning.

The department’s bomb squad used X-ray technology to investigate the bag, which was determined to not be a threat.

Papers inside the backpack were used to identify its owner, and police determined that the individual had simply forgotten the bag at the Social Security office, Sweeney said.

“Due to the recent circumstances, we are being extra cautious when dealing with suspicious packages,” he said. By noon, police were clear of the scene and employees were allowed back into their offices.