Suspicious Item at Gas Station in Stoneham Prompts Police Response

Law enforcement is using a bomb-detecting robot during their response to an ongoing situation

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There was a considerable police presence Tuesday morning at a gas station in Stoneham, Massachusetts, after a suspicious item was found, according to authorities.

The parking lot of the Mobil gas station by the corner of Route 28 and South Street was blocked off Tuesday morning, as Stoneham police, Stoneham fire and Massachusetts State Police all investigated. Law enforcement used a bomb-detecting robot during their response to the situation.

The Fire Marshal's office said as of around 10 a.m. that the Bomb Squad was clearing, and the object was identified as a battery pack assembly. Emergency officials said there was no danger to the public.

The incident caused several road closures in the immediate area, including parts of Route 28, South Street and North Border Road.

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