Boston police detonate suspicious package, no threat found

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 04, 2015 11:40 AM

BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston police on Friday detonated an unattended suitcase discovered near a U.S. Coast Guard facility, though a subsequent review determined it posed no threat, Police Commissioner William Evans told reporters.

Officials had seen a person drop the suitcase and walk away quickly, Evans noted, adding, "That's why we went to the extent that we did."

(Reporting by Scott Malone, Editing by Franklin Paul and Nick Zieminski)