Mystic Valley Parkway reopened after ‘inert’ device found near Medford’s Condon Shell

Mystic Valley Parkway is back open after Medford and State Police found a device near the Condon Shell to be “inert” Saturday.

Local first responders and members of the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad were called to the popular bandstand Saturday afternoon.

The bomb squad found the device was a practice round with no fuzing system and a hollow cavity. According to State Police, the item was most likely discarded by an unknown person along with other pieces of thrash.

“There was no evidence to indicate that the item had been improvised or that there was any explosive hazard,” a Massachusetts States Police spokesperson said.

Police asked everyone to refrain from the area while the Parkway was closed between Main Street and Winthrop Street.

Officials announced the scene was cleared and Mystic Valley Parkway was reopened around 3:30 p.m.

State Police shared photos of the large device lying on the ground next to a trash can.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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