Suspicious device leads to evacuation

Posted 9/18/19

The area around Newburgh's Washington Center was evacuated, Wednesday morning, after City of Newburgh Police received a cal regading a suspicious package.

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Suspicious device leads to evacuation

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The area around Newburgh's Washington Center was evacuated, Wednesday morning, after City of Newburgh Police received a cal regading a suspicious package.

 On September 18 shortly before 10 a.m., the City of Newburgh police department received a phone call about a suspicious device inside of the parking garage of 3 Washington Center. Arriving units located the device and the decision was made to recommend evacuating the building until a bomb unit could get on scene. 

The Rockland County Sheriff’s Office bomb unit responded to the scene, assessed the device, and determined that the device was inert and not a danger to the public. The device was taken by the City of Newburgh crime scene unit for further processing. 

Once the device was in police custody a search of 3 Washington Center was conducted by police K-9 units from multiple law enforcement agencies. No other devices were located. A check of the exterior was also conducted and no devices were found. 

At this time there does not appear to be any danger to the public, however the police department is actively investigating how the device got into the garage. 

No other information is being released at this time. 

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