- Associated Press - Thursday, September 17, 2015

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a device thought to be a bomb found in an abandoned Hudson Valley apartment turned out to be harmless.

Police in the Ulster County town of Saugerties (SAW’-ger-teez) say a state police bomb squad determined the device removed from an apartment Tuesday was incapable of exploding.

Police say they were contacted after a contractor cleaning out the apartment found what was initially described as an improvised explosive device.

Officials say the contractor told them the device had a note indicating it was a pressure-sensitive bomb and that touching the device would detonate it.

Nearby homes were evacuated and roads closed as the bomb squad removed the device.



Police say they’ve identified the apartment’s previous tenant and plan to talk to him about the incident.

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