Suspicious devices in Boston high-voltage fuses

(WTHI File Photo)
(WTHI File Photo)

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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