Authorities respond to 4 bomb scares

July 31, 1996|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

Police and firefighters responded to three bomb scares downtown and one in Southeast Baltimore yesterday. No bombs were found.

Shortly after 8 p.m., a suitcase with wires protruding from it was discovered near light rail tracks at Howard and Saratoga streets downtown, said Sam Ringgold, a city police spokesman.

The area was cleared and the suitcase was destroyed by the bomb squad.

About noon, a caller told police a bomb would explode at the USF&G building in the 100 block of Light St., Ringgold said. The building was evacuated.

A briefcase was found about 9 a.m. near the Central Booking and Intake Center on East Madison Street and disposed of by the bomb squad, Ringgold said.

About noon, police got a call that a bomb was at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, he said.

Pub Date: 7/31/96

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