NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford police confirmed the bomb scare on Mosher Street earlier today was, in fact, an improvised exploding device that was detonated safely without incident.

Police said that at 6:45 a.m., officers in the South End responded to 65 Mosher St. about a possible bomb.


They found a suspicious device on the porch near the front door and called the fire department and fire inspector to the scene.

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Shortly afterwards, the Massachusetts State Police bomb squad arrived on scene, along with the Explosive Ordnance Navy team out of Newport, Rhode Island.

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Crews used X-ray imaging to analyze the item, which was then confirmed to be an improvised exploding device.

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Residents in the immediate area were evacuated, and safety precautions put in place as crews conducted a controlled detonation.

Police said the device was successfully destroyed without incident.

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The investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the New Bedford Police Department at (508) 991-6300.

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