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Vigilence Urged after Three Explosive Devices in Worcester

By Tom Marino | July 2, 2024
Last Updated: July 2, 2024
A cooler with police lights behind it

WORCESTER – The office of Worcester County District Attorney Joe Early Jr. urges the public to be on the lookout for unattended coolers or other suspicious items after a device exploded and two others were discovered in Worcester.

On June 19, a small explosion took place near 185 Madison St. Investigators located fireworks, a butane gas can, and projectile materials at the scene.

Two other similar devices, which were not detonated, were also located in Worcester within the last month.

Early’s office encourages the public to take notice of unattended items, especially cooleers, and call 911 to report them to police.

Residents should not attempt to tamper with or otherwise approach these items.

“Massachusetts residents have caused themselves grievous injuries while attempting to create homemade explosive devices,” said State Fire Marshal Jon M. Davine. “These devices are
illegal and potentially fatal.”

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