UPDATED: State Police Bomb Squad & Framingham Police Re-Open High Street Bridge

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FRAMINGHAM – A Mass State Police bomb squad determined a device on the pedestrian bridge near Framingham State University was a “hoax device” said Framingham Deputy Police Chief Sean Riley.

Framingham Police closed the pedestrian bridge on High Street in both directions, to investigate a suspicious device on the bridge around 12:58 p.m. today, January 9, said Deputy Chief Riley.

The bridge is located on High Street, near main Street, near Framingham Centre. The bridge crosses Route 9.

Someone called Framingham Police to say there was “two bottles” secured together with “duct tape” attached to the pedestrian bridge.

“We agreed it looked suspicious and called the State Police bomb squad,” said Deputy Chief Riley.

The bomb squad determined it was a “hoax device” that contained water.

We are investigating, said Deputy Chief Riley.

The right lane of High Street was also closed for about 2.5 hours, said the deputy police chief.

Everything re-opened around 3:30 p.m., he said.


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