Updated: Suspicious package found in front of Milford Police Dept. is not dangerous

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MILFORD — The state Bomb Squad determined that a suspicious item found outside the Milford Police Station on Tuesday morning was not dangerous, authorities said.

According to Milford police, the item was a backpack left unattended outside the building at 250 Main St.

The backpack was found at 9:20 a.m., acting Police Chief James Falvey said.

"In this day and age, we have to treat everything as if it's something real, so we're clearing the area and we'll be calling in the bomb squad," Falvey told the Daily News before it was discovered not to be dangerous.

After police cordoned off the area, the bomb squad examined the backpack and found nothing suspicious inside it.

It is not known who left the package or when the incident occurred. Falvey said the department's security cameras were down at the time. The incident remains under investigation, he said.

Norman Miller can be reached at 508-626-3823 or nmiller@wickedlocal.com. For up-to-date public safety news, follow Norman Miller on Twitter @Norman_MillerMW or on Facebook at facebook.com/NormanMillerCrime.

This article originally appeared on The Milford Daily News: Bomb squad called for suspicious package at Milford Police Station

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