FBI Boston
Kristen Setera
(617) 223-6110
March 31, 2016

Statement from Special Agent in Charge Harold H. Shaw Regarding Suspicious Devices Found in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts

At approximately 3:00 p.m. on March 30, 2016, the Tyngsboro Fire Department responded to a brush fire in the vicinity of 60 Locust Avenue in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts.

Crews that responded to the scene noticed items that didn’t appear to be part of the transmission system and alerted National Grid. National Grid assessed the situation and alerted law enforcement.

Massachusetts State Police and FBI special agent bomb technicians responded and identified multiple incendiary devices similar in structure to pipe bombs in the area. Early this morning, the devices were determined to be non-explosive and have been rendered safe.

Our law enforcement partners, as well as utility companies across the country, have been notified. We continue to share information regarding the incident.

The Tyngsboro Police and Fire Departments, along with the Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts Department of Fire Services, and ATF, are assisting the FBI, which is now leading the investigation. At this point in time, there is no evidence which ties this incident to terrorism.

No further information will be provided at this time.