Bethlehem Bomb Squad called to 3rd scene in as many hours
Updated On: May 02 2013 12:09:26 PM CDT
The Bethlehem bomb squad cleared the scene of a suspicious package.
It, along with police and EMS, responded to Siegfried and Irene streets in Bethlehem around 11 p.m. Wednesday.
The unit's robot was deployed, a 69 News crew on the scene said. Eventually, it was determined the package was safe, Bethlehem fire officials said.
A man, officials said, called police when a package he wasn't expecting arrived at his home. It turns out, the package was sent to him as a surprise from someone he knows.
Six homes were evacuated while crews investigated, fire officials said.
Around 8 p.m., the bomb squad was called to Hanover Township after three sticks labeled "TNT" were found in the drawer of an old sewing machine. It was disposed of safely.
Around 9 p.m., the bomb squad was called to Hellertown for reports of a suspicious package.
The robot was deployed there and the package was later disposed of by the bomb squad.
According to Hellertown police, the package was suspicious initially because it had a blue LED light sticking out of it.
After evacuating the area, and evaluating the package with the robot, officials determined the item was an external speaker with a blue LED in it that's used for cell phone or video games.
All residents were allowed to return to their homes.
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