Bomb unit called for possible explosive materials

Marco Green
October 5, 2017

It all began when the father of a military servicemember, who is now overseas, was cleaning his son's room and found several packages.

Inside of the packages were five clay bricks as well as an aluminum container that had wires coming out of the opening. The son is deployed overseas in the military.

Suspicious devices that led to the evacuation of a Montgomery County police station Wednesday afternoon were training tools mistaken for actual bombs. Police officers, firefighters, an ambulance crew and fire police units from nearby townships also assisted.

The items Franconia Township investigated and determined to be non-explosive training devices. Employees and visitors to the Police Department and Municipal Offices were evacuated as a precaution.

Deputy technicians originally suspected the items were live explosives, but upon further examination the materials were marked as "inert" which indicated they were most likely objects used for training purposes, the news release from the township police department states.

The man who brought the materials to the police department spoke to his son. No one was injured during the incident, which lasted for about two hours.

"If they discover it call 911", Chief Kozeniewski said.

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