At least nobody was hurt!
The city of Boston went through a tense couple hours Friday afternoon, after police located — and were forced to detonate — a suspicious, unattended suitcase near a Department of Homeland Security vehicle.
The suitcase, which had been left on the ground beside the vehicle earlier in the afternoon — by an unknown man who quickly left the scene — was taken across the street and blown up safely, away from civilians and onlookers.
According to Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, the cops don’t believe there were any explosive items inside, but they wanted to ensure the public’s safety:
“What bothers us is the behavior and why this individual placed it next to a Homeland Security vehicle and then hurried away. People are safe. There are no threats to the city.”
Officials are now looking for a white man in his 40s, the suspected person who left the suitcase behind and hurried away.
Obviously, considering the recent shooting in San Bernardino, California, authorities all over the country are on high alert regarding suspicious activity in their communities.
At least in this particular instance, nothing far more serious occurred.
Check out the controlled detonation (below):
[Image via CBS.]