Police Do Not Believe There is Any Danger to the Public As Result of Incident
TYNGSBOROUGH — Chief Richard Howe reports that the Tyngsborough Police Department responded to a report of a device being detonated outside of a residence on Coburn Road early this morning.
At approximately 6:45 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to 63 Coburn Road. Dispatch advised that the residents of the home were being evacuated and the Tyngsborough Fire Department was also responding.
Upon arrival, officers were met by the homeowner, who stated he was inside the home when he heard a loud explosion outside. When he opened his door to investigate, he saw a large cloud of smoke near the street, but did not see anyone who may have been responsible for the incident.
Following an initial investigation at the scene, Tyngsborough Police believe the device that was detonated was a type of firework. They have sent the evidence to the State Police lab for further analysis.
Police do not have any reason to believe there is any danger to the general public as a result of this incident.
The Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad was notified and a trooper arrived at approximately 8:30 a.m. to assist in the investigation.
Officers found that the front door and front railing of the home sustained damage from shrapnel resulting from the explosion. There were pieces of an unknown material found on the front steps.
There were no injuries reported as a result of the incident.
The incident is currently under investigation by the Tyngsborough Police Department and Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Tyngsborough Police Department, Detective Peter Kulisich, or leave an anonymous tip by calling 978-649-7504 (choose #9).