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Bomb scare?


Elaboration on evacuation, please

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A curiously vague story appeared in the local section of Tuesday's Herald: "Explosives removed from south Everett home." Federal and local law enforcement agents, bomb squad in tow, descended on a local home -- evacuating the residents of the house in question along with others in the neighborhood.
After confiscating and detonating some "explosive" materials, the agents left the house without pressing charges and declared that: "The public was not and is in no danger." Not once did they declare a cause for all this commotion. It was as if the incident were to be forgotten before it was over.
I couldn't help but compare the dialogue of the Tuesday story to the punch line from the movie "A Few Good Men." Items were confiscated and destroyed by a bomb squad, but there was no danger? Why the two statements? Seems suspicious to me. There may be a plausible explanation for this silence, but curiosity is getting the better of me. I think it would only be right for the law enforcement agencies involved in the case, or a curious reporter, to reveal what went on and why. Precaution is one thing, secrecy another.
Do I want answers? I want the truth!
Daniel Donnelly
Everett

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