2 men arrested after Hazardous Material situation in Westfield

Two men were charged with placing an explosive or hoax device

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Westfield Police have re-opened a section of Woodmont Street after several bottles filled with an unknown liquid were found there Monday night. Two older teenagers were arrested.

A State Police Bomb Squad robot was deployed to deal with with a Hazardous Materials situation that closed part of Woodmont Street in Westfield.

Westfield Police Lt. Jay Pitoniak told 22News police received the call from a neighbor a few minutes before 5:00 p.m. “She said she found a bottle outside the house,” Lt. Pitoniak said. “When she went to pick it up, she noticed it was foaming and had metal pieces in it.”

Lt Pitoniak said the Westfield Fire Department was called, as were State Police, the State Fire Marshal, and the Bomb Squad.

22News cameras shot video of a robot being deployed between two houses at 83 and 88 Woodmont Street. Our cameras also shot video of a man being taken away in handcuffs.

Lt Pitoniak said the robot recovered “3 or 4” of those bottles. Police arrested two residents of 88 Woodmont Street; 18-year-old Sean Barrett, and 19-year-old Patrick Baker. Both were charged with “placing an explosive or hoax device.”

Lt. Pitoniak said investigators have not yet determined what was in those bottles.

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