Bomb Squad Called For Suspicious Package In Abingdon

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Credit: Office of the State Fire Marshal

HARFORD COUNTY - On Thursday, a suspicious package was found in Abingdon, triggering a response from the bomb squad and forcing residents to shelter in place.

Around 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, officers responded to reports of a suspicious package in the area of Route 7/Philadelphia Road and Four Seasons Drive in Abingdon.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Bomb Squad was summoned to the site, and area residents were ordered to shelter in place. They weren't allowed to enter or leave the area.

According to the state fire marshal, bomb technicians safely opened the suspicious metal box and found ammunition, an inert grenade, and a device requiring an X-ray.

Experts safely dismantled the package, and according to the Harford County Police Department, the Office of the State Fire Marshal will investigate the incident.

The State Fire Marshal's Office noted that it had squads responding simultaneously to incidents in Harford and Cecil counties.

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