Pennsylvania Bomb Squad Removes Suspicious Package Near Hotel

September 27, 2016

Authorities say a suspicious package was removed from outside a Bethlehem hotel while a Celtic festival was being held in the city.

The Morning Call reports that police and the fire department’s bomb squad were called at about 8 p.m. Saturday after a package was found in front of the Hotel Bethlehem. The street was cordoned off and people were kept inside the hotel until a member of the bomb squad removed the item.

Questions about the suspicious package were referred to Police Chief Mark DiLuzio, who was could not be immediately reached for comment.

The festival, called the Celtic Classic, concluded on Sunday.

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