SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A metal container found in Springfield's Liberty Heights neighborhood that was investigated as a suspicious package, turned out not to be a danger.
Dennis Leger, aide to the Springfield Fire Commissioner, told 22News that residents on Los Angeles Street called the fire department about the 12" long pipe-like container on Tuesday afternoon. The object had been around for a while, but Leger says that the neighbors had become concerned due to Monday's bombings in Boston.
Emergency crews used a device that shoots high-pressure water in order to get the cap off the container, after which time it was determined that the container didn't pose any risk.