BOSTON (AP) — Authorities say what was at first described as a “possible pipe bomb” outside a state building in Boston turned out to be a high-voltage fuse that did not present a danger.
A state trooper spotted a suspicious device on Kneeland Street outside a state Transportation Department building on Tuesday morning, the same day the city was marking the anniversary of the fatal Boston Marathon bombings.
The state police bomb squad was called to the scene.
A spokeswoman for the state Fire Marshal says the device had no writing or identifying information on it. The device was destroyed. A second identical device was later found in the area which had writing on it identifying it as a high-voltage fuse.
Authorities speculate the fuses fell from a utility truck.