Taunton Police: Suspicious Item Found at Dunkin’ Was a Hoax
TAUNTON (1420 WBSM) — A suspicious item found at a Dunkin’ location Thursday was not explosive in nature and was just a hoax, Taunton Police said.
According to a release from Chief Edward J. Walsh, at about 12:50 p.m. Taunton Police and Fire received a 911 call from an employee at the Dunkin’ located at 232 Broadway stating a suspicious item was found outside the door.
When authorities arrived at the scene, the appearance of the item led them to call in the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad, while the Dunkin’ was evacuated out of an abundance of caution.
The roads in the surrounding area were also shut down during the investigation at the scene.
According to Walsh, the bomb squad “determined that the device was not explosive in nature. It was quickly determined the item was a hoax and there was no danger to anyone,” he said.
Taunton Police, the Mass State Police Bomb Squad and State Police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal continue to investigate the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact (508) 824-7522.