Maryland State Fire Marshal

PORT DEPOST — Emergency workers have blocked off a section of Main Street in Port Deposit, after a suitcase found on a sidewalk stirred suspicions and prompted bomb squad technicians to investigate, according to the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal.

Shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday, Deputy Fire Marshal Howard F. Ewing reported that bomb technicians had just arrived at the scene, and he also confirmed for the Cecil Whig that the suitcase has been deemed to be suspicious.

However, information regarding who alerted authorities about the suitcase and why it is believed to be potentially explosive was unavailable.

Stay tuned to, as more details become available. 

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