Bomb squad called after ‘suspicious’ letter delivered to Shaheen’s downtown office

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Bomb squad outside 2 Wall Street, where Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has a Manchester office. Photo/Jeffrey Hastings

MANCHESTER, NH – A letter with “threatening writing” was delivered to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s Manchester office, bringing out the police bomb squad unit on Wednesday.

According to Manchester Fire District Chief Michael Gamache  at about 4:30 p.m. someone from Shaheen’s office at 2 Wall St. called to report that a “suspicious package” had arrived and that they wanted someone to take a look. Fire officials did a quick assessment and decided to bring in the bomb squad.

After close examination it was determined that the envelope was empty and the only thing suspicious was the writing on the envelope. Gamache said similar threatening packages had shown up at other congressional offices across the country over the last several days.

At 7:19 p.m. Shaheen gave a shout out to first responders via her Twitter account.

“There was a suspicious envelope sent to my Manchester office that, thankfully, was determined to not be a threat. I’m very grateful for the quick and thorough response from @ .”

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