CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A section of Leo Drive in Chicopee was temporarily closed on Thursday as local law enforcement officers conducted an investigation into a suspicious item.
According to Chicopee Public Information Officer Travis Odiorne, the call was related to a party cleaning out a residence and discovering gunpowder left behind by the previous owner, who had used it for reloading ammunition. Given the nature of the investigation, the Massachusetts State Police were called in to provide assistance.
Authorities have confirmed that there is no immediate threat to the residents in the area, and the gunpowder has been safely removed by the state police.
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