West Warwick police respond to suspicious package, find inert military mines

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WEST WARWICK — A routine cleanout at a local self-storage facility led to a bomb scare on Pulaski Street Wednesday afternoon when a worker discovered a bag of objects resembling military-style mines.

West Warwick Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene at 100 Pulaski St at 1:13 p.m. following a report of a suspicious package at the storage unit.

The area was quickly evacuated, and Pulaski Street was shut down as a precaution.

A nearby day-care center also took measures to ensure the safety of its students, transporting them to West Warwick High School for secure pickup.

The Rhode Island Bomb Squad arrived to assess the situation and determined that the items, which looked like Claymore mines, were actually inert and posed no threat to the public.

By 2:25 p.m., authorities had cleared the scene, Pulaski Street was reopened to traffic, and normal activities resumed.

Officials confirmed that there was no danger to the community or to the children at the day-care center at any point during the incident.

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