Suspicious Liquid at Wareham Police Station Draws Investigation
A bottle of liquid dropped off at Wareham Police Department headquarters Sunday evening prompted a multi-agency investigation.
At around 5 p.m., a person entered the police station with a bottle that had been located at a residence in Wareham, Police Chief John Walcek said in a press release. The bottle contained an unknown liquid and appeared to be distorted from heating.
Sgt. Kevin Reilly told the person to put the bottle outside the station. He secured the area and summoned the Wareham fire Department for assistance.
Walcek said that out of an abundance of caution, the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services Hazardous Materials Team responded, as well as the Massachusetts State Police Clandestine Lab Enforcement Unit.
Multiple other first responders converged at the police station, as did Town Administrator Derek Sullivan, Director of Public Health Robert Ethier, Health Inspector Patrick MacDonald, and Walcek.
After testing was conducted on the liquid, it was determined to be non-hazardous, Walcek said. At around 7:20 p.m., the police station was re-opened for public access.