Heavy police presence in downtown Portsmouth due to possible bomb scare

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Police presence in downtown Portsmouth. Photo/Melissa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH, NH – An area of downtown Portsmouth was cleared and cordoned off Saturday police due to a possible bomb scare.

Two downtown restaurants, Portsmouth Feed Company and The Thirsty Moose, were evacuated after police say someone reported a “suspicious device” found in a trash can at about 9:30 p.m.

The incident was investigated and the state police bomb squad assisted. No bomb was found.

The scene was cleared at about 12:45 a.m.


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