Police & Fire

Freedom Trail Suspicious Package: Is it a Bomb or Shoes?

The bomb squad closed off Hull Street on Saturday to examine a reported suspicious package left along the Freedom Trail between the Old North Church and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. BrownBrindleDogOwner captured the action on video, answering the big question: is it a bomb or just shoes left by a forgetful tourist?

Police & Fire

HazMat Incident on Jerusalem Place in North End

Boston Fire Department was on Salem Street Monday afternoon investigating a hazardous material incident at Jerusalem Place. A building was evacuated for a few hours due to carbon monoxide levels. Boston Fire attributes the CO to have come from a generator at nearby Cooper Street. Meghan Johnson shares this photo from the scene. (Via Adam Read More…

Police & Fire Transportation

HazMat Response Teams Respond to Truck Near Haymarket Carrying Radioactive Materials

Video: CBS Boston video report on the HazMat Radioactive Material Scare today near Haymarket. Bolstering the case for banning cut-through hazmat trucks from the North End and downtown Boston, a truck carrying radioactive materials caused the shutdown of the Haymarket MBTA station and surrounding area this afternoon.  The hazmat truck was stopped when Boston Police Read More…