DELMAR — On Friday, Dec. 8, at 4:34 p.m., the Bethlehem Police Department received a report of a suspicious device on the side of the road on East Poplar Drive near Woodridge Road in Delmar, which appeared to be an explosive.
Bethlehem Police shut down the roadway and established a perimeter around the device, which appeared consistent with an improvised explosive.
K-9 units from the Albany County Sheriff’s Department and New York State Police also responded and the New York State Police Bomb Disposal Unit examined the device. After completing x-rays it was determined that the device was a replica explosive, and not capable of causing any damage.
The roadway was closed for approximately two hours during the investigation. The Elsmere Fire Department and Delmar-Bethlehem EMS did also assist on the scene. BPD is continuing to investigate who placed the item at the location, and are asking anyone who saw the item to contact police at 518-439-9973.