Suspicious truck prompts Manchester traffic shutdown, bomb squad investigation

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MANCHESTER –– Manchester police and New Hampshire State Police temporarily closed several areas around the Amoskeag traffic circle, Eddy Road, and offramps to Interstate 293 on Sunday due to a suspicious unoccupied truck near Exit 6.

The state police bomb squad was called to the scene to further investigate the situation.

The truck, stopped in the area of Exit 6, appeared to pose a potentially dangerous situation after an initial investigation, prompting law enforcement to request the bomb squad.

Bomb technicians were seen examining items on the Exit 6 northbound onramp.

However, following extensive on-scene work, it was determined that there was no danger present.

Some streets and the traffic circle were reopened around 5:45 p.m., although the off-ramp remained closed for a short while longer.

State police bomb technicians were also seen investigating items near the wood line at the top of the ramp. By 6 p.m., the bomb technicians had cleared the scene, and all areas were reopened.

State police Public Information Officer Amber Legace said, “Law enforcement received a report of a suspicious item.

Upon arrival and after further investigation, it was determined not to be a hazard. Due to safety, traffic and area roads were impacted for a short time.”

During the investigation, Manchester police and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation assisted in setting up detours and closing roads.

No further information is currently available, but updates will be published if additional details come to light.

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