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No explosives in suspicious device at Lawnside Borough Hall

A device found Thursday in Lawnside Borough Hall led to a complete evacuation and a call to the Camden County Bomb Squad, but it turned out to be a fake.

lawnside mapThe device — flares and pipes with what seemed to be a timing mechanism taped together inside a resealable plastic bag — also had a label with the name of Lawnside Mayor Mary Ann Wardlow on it.

“Authorities were notified immediately and the building was cleared. The device was rendered safe by a disruption round fired from a robot used by the Camden County Bomb Squad,” Camden County prosecutor’s office spokesman Jason Laughlin said in a written release. “Subsequent investigation revealed the device did not contain explosives and was instead filled with screws.”

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives also responded, according to

Police are seeking clues as to who placed the device in the building. Authorities asked anyone with information to contact Prosecutor’s Office investigator Fred Lang at (609) 381-4940.

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2 comments on “No explosives in suspicious device at Lawnside Borough Hall

  1. GG
    March 8, 2013

    Wonder if it had anything to do with the guy that died in police custody the other day? Seems coincedental in timing.

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