Bomb squad called in to investigate suspicious package

UPDATED WEDNESDAY 8 P.M. — The Stamford Police Department Bomb Squad reports that there is nothing dangerous in suspicious unattended bag left in a Bank of America on South Water Street.

Access to the street was restricted as police investigated the unattended bag and the Stamford Bomb Squad has been called in to investigate. GPD Public Information Officer Lt. Kraig Gray said that fire and GEMS personnel were also at the scene. In an update Wednesday night, Lt. Gray reported that the bomb squad has left the scene after determining “nothing of dangerous material within” the bag.

Lt. Gray said that Greenwich detectives are continuing their investigation into the matter. No further details were released Wednesday night. However, according to News 12, a man took responsibility for it, claiming he had accidentally left his backpack at the bank and that there was nothing dangerous in it. According to an interview aired with the man, he claimed that he understood why people had reacted with alarm but he had not meant to worry anyone when he left it behind by accident.

Witnesses say that robots have been used as part of the investigation but there has been no confirmation of any explosive device being found there as of yet.

The Post will have more details as they become available.

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