Suspicious package leads to evacuation of Newburgh Social Security building

(photo: Bob McCormick)

NEWBURGH – A suspicious package found at mid-morning on Wednesday in the garage at 3 Washington Center in the City of Newburgh brought out a police and fire response and evacuation of the complex including the Social Security Office there.

In addition to Newburgh Police and Fire response, Orange County Sheriff’s deputies were on the scene as well as the Rockland County Sheriff’s Bomb Disposal Unit.

The bomb squad determined the device was inert and not a danger to the public. It was taken by the Newburgh City crime scene unit for further processing.

A search of 3 Washington Center was conducted by police K-9 units from several law enforcement agencies. No other devices were located. A check of the exterior was also conducted and no devices were located.

Police said at this time there does not appear to be any danger to the public; however, the police are actively investigating how the device got into the garage.


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