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Police Find Replica Explosive Device In Albany County

A reported suspicious device discovered on the side of an Albany County road was found to be a replica explosive.

Bethlehem police say East Poplar Drive near Woodridge Road in Delmar was shut down late Friday afternoon for about two hours as authorities examined the item. They say the device resembled an improvised explosive device.

The Albany County Sheriff’s Department and New York State Police assisted at the scene. An investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bethlehem Police Department at 518-439-9973.

Lucas Willard is a news reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011. He produces and hosts The Best of Our Knowledge and WAMC Listening Party.
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