Suspicious Sound in NH Mailbox Brings in Police
HUDSON— What began as a concern over a suspicious sound in a mailbox ended safely Sunday night, but not before a local store was closed for 2 hours while authorities, including explosives specialists, investigated.
Hudson police were called to the 7-11 at 230 Central Street about 9:09 p.m. for a report of a ringing sound coming from a U.S. Post Office mailbox located in front of the store. The officer who responded could hear the ring, but deemed it suspicious enough to call in help from the Nashua Police Bomb Unit.
When specialists arrived they used x-rays to examine the inside of the box before deciding it was safe to have it opened by a representative from the postal service.
"The item was determined to be a cell phone properly packaged for a return and was secured by the postal service," according to information from police.