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Bomb Squad Inspects Package Left At Business

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Newtown Township police called the bomb squad last week.

Police said they were summoned to a business on Friends Lane last Tuesday evening around 7:30 p.m. after an employee getting ready to leave work noticed something strange. The worker reported seeing a suitcase in the middle of the parking lot.

Police arrived and viewed video surveillance that showed an unknown woman placing the suitcase in the parking lot before walking away and looking back at the suitcase several times as she left the area, according to authorities.

Due to odd nature of the incident and unattended suitcase, Newtown Township police cleared the area and requested the Philadelphia Police Department Bomb Squad.

City bomb specialists arrived and determined the suitcase was not hazardous in any way, police said.

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