Bomb squad recovers fake device

Apr 8, 2013

Buffalo Police responded to a bomb scare Monday morning along a stretch of Elmwood Avenue in North Buffalo. 

Police closed Elmwood from Hertel Avenue to Grote Street around 7:30 a.m. after responding to a report that a suspicious package left outside the former FWS Warehouse building on Elmwood.

Buffalo Police spokesman Mike DeGeorge tells WBFO News the Erie County Bomb Squad unit was called in and removed the package just after 8 a.m. 

"They were able to locate the package or device and quickly determined that it was a fake device," said DeGeorge. 

Elmwood Avenue in North Buffalo across from former FWS building
Credit WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

Contents were not revealed.

"The investigation is on-going and charges are possible in this case," said DeGeorge. 

Police reopened Elmwood to traffic around 8:30 a.m.  No evacuations were conducted.

Buffalo Police would not confirm, but initially reports described the package as sticks of dynamite.