Investigation Determines No Bomb in Suitcase, No Threat to Public
BEDFORD, N.H. — Chief John J. Bryfonski reports that the Bedford Police Department and New Hampshire State Police Bomb Squad are investigating after a man left a suitcase inside of a gas station convenience store that had suspicious materials inside.
The investigation determined that there was no bomb inside the suitcase and there is no current danger to the public.
At approximately 8:30 p.m. Friday, Bedford Police responded to the Circle K gas station, located at 4 Technology Drive, after a clerk reported that a suspicious adult male had left a suitcase inside the store after quickly leaving.
Responding officers located the suitcase and looked inside and found suspicious materials. The specific materials in the suitcase are currently not being released publicly by the department because the investigation is still active and ongoing.
The store was immediately evacuated and the State Police bomb squad was called in to respond.
The bomb squad moved the suitcase out of the store and conducted a controlled detonation of the suitcase and determined that there was no bomb inside.
Police are working to identify the man who left the suitcase inside the store.
The investigation remains ongoing and no further information is available at this time.