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Wayne Laepple

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Model locomotive cause Penna. panic
« on: November 01, 2013, 05:16:44 PM »
Device found on Bechtelsville street was model train
10/30/2013

BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. -- A state police bomb squad determined that a suspicious device found this morning on a street near Bechtelsville was a model train locomotive that apparently fell from a truck and was flattened by other vehicles.

A Colebrookdale Township police officer spotted the device and some batteries about 9 a.m. in the middle of Mill Street between South Main Street and Route 100 in Washington Township, near the Colebrookdale line, said Trooper David C. Beohm, a state police spokesman.

The officer called for state police, who cover Washington Township. Troopers called their bomb squad. A state police fire marshal and a agents with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also investigated.

Mill Street has been reopened.

Beohm said it appeared to be a larger size locomotive from a model train set. Troopers haven’t identified who it belonged to.

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Re: Model locomotive cause Penna. panic
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2013, 08:02:39 PM »
Someone is not going to be happy when he gets home and realizes MOM left the locomotive on the trunk....
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