Skip to comments.State bomb squad called to Canton to check out "suspicious vehicle"
Posted on 04/16/2013 7:00:28 AM PDT by outpostinmass2
CANTON Police have shut down a short stretch of Route 138 while the State Police bomb squad investigates a report of a suspicious vehicle parked outside the Bay State School of Technology.
Jennifer Mieth, spokeswoman for the states Department of Fire Services, said the bomb squad was called in after Canton authorities received a report of a suspicious vehicle at the technical training school, located at 225 Turnpike St.
Canton police received the report at approximately 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, officer Michael Lank said. State and local officials were still investigating the report as of 9:15 a.m.
Mieth said the vehicle is a junker filled with a lot of debris. Although it was still unknown whether the vehicle posed a threat, she said its helpful that reports like these come in following Mondays deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line.
After yesterday, everybody is on heightened alert, and we appreciate calling in to report anything out of place, Mieth said.
The section of Route 139 between Randolph Street and Edward Street was closed down while police searched the school. Traffic heading northbound was being diverted west onto Edward Street to connect with Randolph Street. Southbound traffic was being forced onto Randolph Street.
This is an active investigation. Please check back for more details as they become available.
The section of Route 139 between Randolph Street and Edward Street was closed down.
Me, too-—The only Canton I know of is in TX.
Does anyone have any idea where this Canton is?
ping me please with any updates.
there is one in Michigan, a stone’s throw from Dearbornistan.
Here in Massachusetts you can travel North on a South route. It’s hard to explain. Canton southwest of Boston.
Forgot that one, makes sense in context of events. Also a Canton Mississippi.
128 went in a circle
Google Bay State School of Technology: 225 Turnpike St, Canton, MA 02021
my confusion comes from the route number(s); is it Rte. 138 or Rte. 139?
I think 138
If you check the Topic it cleary says “Massachusetts”
I don’t ever use google, but I could have used GoodSearch.com
I just didn’t think of doing it-—I’m up before my brain got up this morning—LOL!
rte 138 is a local road going through Canton. Rte 139 is a local road going through Randolph. Route 128 is also known as Rte 95 and Rte 93 in some places.
It has been said that when you have to explain the sarcasm, the sarcasm is lost. (Next time, I’ll just move on, unresponsively.)
My post was a sarcastic indictment of the text of the article. Not knowing whether the re-poster erred or the original author erred, the whole article was diminished by the error.
Sorry that the article has a type-o. I don’t edit stories that I post on here. Route 138 and 139 cross each other and they are sometimes confused. However a state bomb squad truck investigating a suspicious device about 15 miles from yesterday’s explosions seemed relevent to me.
Updates or Stand Down in area? Anything further?
There is also a Canton, CT and a Canton, OHIO...
The road is still closed off. I am a mile down the street.
"gonna be a whole lot of nothing."
does appear headed in that direction of nothing.
“A custodian at the Bay State School of Technology reported seeing a suspicious-looking vehicle in the parking lot of 225 Turnpike St. to Canton Police Tuesday morning. The vehicle reportedly contained propane tanks, with one being connected to the vehicle’s engine with a hose, according to Canton Police Sgt. Robert Gooley.”
The scene was being cleared around 10 a.m. Tuesday and the road is reported to reopen shortly, Gooley said.
vehicle running off of natural gas would be normal ... will go to posted thread to read to see if anything else.
Isn't that the truth? I've lived here my whole life and it still drives me crazy!
Terrorists have accomplished a lot. People are going to be on edge for every package, box, suitcase, parked car, etc.
Most people don't look at the topics.
When I saw it was in Canton, I was a bit concerned since my daughter had a job interview scheduled in Canton. OHIO.
Please put the state at the end of the title or in your comments. Most TV and newspaper articles make it almost impossible to tell where they are.
I though it was about Canton TX too, lol. I wonder if my brother was involved. His vehicle is only suspicious to the EPA since it gets about a half mile to the gallon.
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