• Suspicious package causes evacuation of neighborhood for several hours

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    A Springdale neighborhood was evacuated for about three hours after a man reported someone had delivered a suspicious package with a timer inside. 

    "According to the ATF guys, it is an iPad from a state prison. When I opened up the box that's the only thing I seen, and it went out the back door," said Tom Mangol.

    He told Channel 11 a relative mailed it to him and he doesn't know why.


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    "I'm just glad that it is what it is and nobody's looking for me for any reason," Mangol said.

    Police, fire and emergency medical crews were called just after 3 p.m. to the 200 block of Center Street. Officials determined the package was harmless and the all-clear was given around 5:45 p.m. 

    The incident started when a man said United Parcel Service delivered a package that was addressed to him. He opened it and found a clear glass case with wires attached to it and a digital timer with no time on it.

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    The man told Channel 11 News he threw the package off a back porch, and his wife called police. 

    People who live in the surrounding area were evacuated to the borough building. As of 5:30 p.m., it was not clear what the device was and who sent it to the man. 

    The incident remains under investigation. Stay with Channel 11 News and WPXI.com for continuing coverage. 


     

     

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