Bomb squad called for package on I-676

A suspicious package found on the westbound Vine Street Expressway brought police and fire department personnel to the scene midday on Aug. 9, 2011. The package was not a bomb.
A suspicious package found on the westbound Vine Street Expressway brought police and fire department personnel to the scene midday on Aug. 9, 2011. The package was not a bomb. (Peter Mucha / Inquirer Staff)
Posted: August 09, 2011

The Philadelphia bomb squad was called to a Center City underpass to investigate a suspicious package.

A box with wires sticking from it was found on I-676, on the westbound side of the Vine Street Expressway, under 15th Street, about 11:30 a.m.

Fire fighters, police and other emergency workers responded to the scene. After inspecting the package, police determined the box was not dangerous and traffic resumed.

The road is one of the area's busiest, and Hahnemann University Hospital is less than a block away from where the package was found.


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