Suspicious package brings State Police Bomb Squad to Wareham

Marion Road package turns out to be a school project


UPDATE - Wareham Fire said yesterday that the mysterious package found in the middle of Route 6 was a school project. One suggestion was that the package had simply fallen off a car roof where it had be placed by mistake. Caution replaced bravery, however, and the bomb squad checked it out first.

WAREHAM - A State Police Bomb Squad was called to Wareham Friday morning after a suspicious package appeared on the side of Marion Road (Route 6) around 9 a.m. Both the Wareham Police and Fire Departments responded to the scene near 147 Marion Road.

Neither the contents of the package or its origin have been disclosed.

Authorities used a remote robot to remove the package from the roadway. The State Police Bomb squad then removed the package from the scene.

There were no reported injuries.

The section of Marion Road was reopened in about an hour. The package was found is a residential area close to a strip mall with a Shaw's Supermarket and a Rite Aid Pharmacy.

Photo, video and report by David G. Curran.

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