Suspicious device in Ludlow found to be dehumidifier

Ludlow firefighters, investigator from fire marshal's office called-in

LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – Ludlow firefighters, the state police bomb squad, and an investigator from the state fire marshal’s office were called in to investigate a suspicious device found an industrial area Tuesday morning.

Ludlow Fire Capt. William Dubuque told 22News that firefighters were called about the device, which was discovered on First Avenue shortly after 9:00 Tuesday morning. The state police bomb squad, and a trooper with the state fire marshal’s fire and explosives unit were called in to help with the investigation.

Ludlow police closed down the street to traffic while the device was examined.

Dubuque told 22News that it turned out to be a dehumidifier that had some packing material inside that is used to deafen the noise. He said that the caller had never seen this type of material before, and had become suspicious.

After the device was identified, police and firefighters were able to clear the area, and everything has returned to normal.