Bomb squad called to po­lice sta­tion

Read­ing Bomb Squad det­o­nates ex­plo­sive sub­stance dropped off at Fleet­wood Po­lice sta­tion

The Kutztown Area Patriot - - FRONT PAGE - By Lisa Mitchell lmitchell@21st-cen­tu­ry­ @kutz­town­pa­triot on Twit­ter

Fleet­wood Po­lice re­sponded a haz­ardous sit­u­a­tion at 2:30 p.m. on July 6 that re­quired the as­sis­tance of the Read­ing Bomb Squad.

Fleet­wood Po­lice re­port that a fe­male dropped off a small bot­tle of an un­known type of ex­plo­sive sub­stance at the Fleet­wood Po­lice Depart­ment, lo­cated at the Fleet­wood Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 110 W. Arch St., Fleet­wood.

Po­lice re­port that af­ter in­ves­ti­gat­ing the la­bel on the bot­tle, it was learned that this sub­stance is flammable and ex­plo­sive. Af­ter con­sult­ing with Read­ing Bomb Squad, Fleet­wood Po­lice Depart­ment along with Fleet­wood Fire Com­pany closed off an area sur­round­ing the con­tainer un­til the Read­ing Bomb Squad could ar­rive and con­tain the sit­u­a­tion.

Read­ing Bomb Squad ar­rived on scene and placed the bot­tle in an over­pack con­tainer and took it to a safe lo­ca­tion to det­o­nate it. There were no in­juries. Fleet­wood Po­lice were as­sisted on scene by Fleet­wood Fire Com­pany and Fire Po­lice and Life Lion EMS Squad.

At this time the in­ci­dent is still un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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