MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
On Tuesday morning, January 20, The Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department's Bomb Squad was responded to the scene of an incident in Hyattsville. Bomb Squad personnel were presented with a package left behind by a suspect that was alleged to contain explosives. The package was located on the sidewalk of a strip shopping center in the 3100 block of Queens Chapel Road.
The Fire Department Bomb Squad utilized their robot to successfully open the package and remotely visualize the contents which appeared to be non-explosive. A pair of Bomb Techs approached the contents and confirmed the finding.
The scene was turned over to the Mount Rainier and County Po;lice for their processing of the original crime scene.