Suspicious Package Causes Road Closures in Sullivan County [PHOTOS]
A suspicious black box caused road closures in Sullivan County on Thursday.
According to a press release, a DOT worker called Sullivan County Sheriff's Thursday to report a suspicious black box on State Route 42, near the Route 17 overpass. Sheriff's responded to the scene and found what appeared to be a "boombox" AM/FM cassette radio with coils of wire attached to the rear.
There was a note located next to the box that read, "How are you doing Ishmael?”. Deputies immediately cordoned off the area and called for the State Police Hazardous Device Unit. A bomb sniffing K-9 unit responded to examine the package.
Troopers used a water powered cannon to smash the device thereby disabling any potential explosive. After examining the disabled device, it was determined that it did not contain any explosives.
State Route 42 was shut down near the Route 17 Exit 105 interchange.