Bomb Squad Blows Up Downtown Suitcase

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) –A suspicious package was blown up Wednesday morning in downtown Pittsburgh.

According to police, the suitcase was spotted around 8:30 a.m. at the Pennsylvanian near the intersection of Grant Street and Liberty Avenue.

“Once we arrived on scene we x-rayed the suitcase, determined we had a lot of circuitry and wires in the package. We decided to disrupt the package. Once we disrupted the package, we determined it was safe of any explosives and the contents of the package happened to be a bunch of electronic equipment such as laptops, DVDs and VCR players.>

The Bomb Squad destroyed the black suitcase shortly before 10 a.m.

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One Comment

  1. Bob says:

    So now if you accidentally leave your laptop bag on a bench, the police will come and blow it up. Better make sure to back up your files!

    The sad thing is, nobody would have ever given a lost suitcase a second thought in the pre-9/11 days. Scary to think what the world is coming to.

  2. John Valentine says:

    I hate to say it, but downtown is not safe. This is the second recent bomb scare, there was a murder in broad daylight at the McDonalds, and a large drug sweep.

  3. Man on the street says:

    Settle down Johnny V, the bomb squad NEVER blows up bombs, it’s like ravolli or VCR’s or a homeless guys back pack,,,,,never a bomb

    1. sadcityresident says:

      amen, but it only happens at shift change so everyone get OT

  4. Marty Griffin says:

    Most of my good friends are on the bomb squad and they don’t just blow up backpacks and microwaves

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