Maine Hannaford Evacuated, Bomb Squad Called, After Pressure Cooker Found in Parking Lot
We now live in a world where it seems you can never be too cautious. It's important that if you happen to see something that doesn't look right or appears to be out of place that you tell somebody.
You know the old adage, 'see something, say something'. Well, that's exactly what happened at a Maine grocery store on Thursday morning.
A Maine Hannaford grocery store, and several surrounding businesses, were evacuated on Thursday morning after the discovery of a lone pressure cooker was made in the store's parking lot.
WGME is reporting this morning that an employee at the Buxton, Maine, Hannaford called the local police department at about 6:10 a.m. after making the discovery of the pressure cooker.
Police arrived on the scene and swiftly evacuated the grocery store and other surrounding businesses as a precaution.
WGME reports that at about 7:30 a.m. a bomb technician was successfully able to scan the cooking device and determine that it was in fact empty and contained no traces of explosive material.
Police were then able to safely remove the pressure cooker and the store and other area businesses were allowed to welcome staff and patrons back in.
WGME went on to explain that it appears the pressure cooker was accidentally left in the parking lot by a customer.
Police have since left the scene and have said there is no ongoing threat to the public.
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