BEDFORD, N.Y. - For two hours on Wednesday, the Bedford Police Department shut down part of Cantitoe Street in Bedford after workers on a residence found a suspicious pipe that brought out the Westchester County Department of Public Safety Bomb Squad, along with Fire and EMS.
According to Lieutenant Jeffrey Dickan of the Bedford Police Department, at 9:40 AM the Bedford Police fielded a call from workers at 270 Cantitoe Street, notifying them about the suspicious piece of plumbing they discovered. Because the responding officers dubbed the item as suspicious, the Bomb Squad was brought in and Route 22 was closed down for a few hours between Bedford Center Road & Matthews Mill Road.
Lt. Dickan said that when the responding officers located the item, it was close enough to Route 22 that the closure was necessary. Once the Bomb Squad was brought in and investigated the pipe, it was dubbed as non-explosive and carried back to headquarters for further investigation.
According to Lt. Dickan, the pipe appeared to be a type of PVC pipe, which was three-quarter of an inch in diameter and roughly a foot long. The pipe was tailed with a black wire coming from one side.
To the drivers who might have been frustrated about the closure, Lt. Dickan assures them that the safety measure was well worth it.
In this day and age, you have to take all the precautions. If it had been some sort of explosive device, you wouldnt want to put anybody driving by in danger. You have to shut down a road, he said.
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