Six houses in Essex evacuated, explosives disposal service called in after cleaning crew found ‘unspecified ammunition’


ESSEX – Six houses on Wood Street in Essex were evacuated on Monday after an “unspecified ammunition” was found, police said. A state police bomb squad responded quickly to the scene around 10:30 a.m.

According to the police, a cleaning crew working in a recently sold house discovered the object.

Based on initial findings, Essex Police and Fire Brigade have closed the road, ordered evacuations and cordoned off part of Chebacco Lake.

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The evacuations were as a precaution, police said.

It is not clear at this time what the unspecified explosive was.


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