State officials warn public of wire cables on state forest trails

The investigation is ongoing

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts officials are warning the public to be on the lookout for wire cables tied across trails in state forests.

A spokesman with the Department of Conservation and Recreation said Tuesday it has issued a warning to all off-highway motorcycle riders and the public about the cables, which the agency says are intended to cause serious harm.

The Environmental Police are investigating three reports it received over the weekend about wires on trails instate forests in Franklin, Wrentham and Freetown.

Officials have also issued a warning for F. Gilbert Hills State Forest in Foxboro as a precaution because of its proximity to the other forests.

The investigation is ongoing. No further details were provided.

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