7:53 PM

A Bomb in West Chester, Pa

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WEST CHESTER, Pa. - Authorities in suburban Philadelphia have safely detonated a suspicious device found just outside a downtown parking garage in West Chester.

Police say there were no threats were made before the device was reported by a parking attendant at the Mosteller Garage at about 7:25 a.m. Monday.

Police say the box left just outside the west end of the garage contained wires, something that may have been an electrical circuit board and a container of fluid and pipe. It was detonated by the Montgomery County Bomb Squad.

Two other suspicious packages were also found and detonated, but authorities say it appears they were not explosive devices.

Members of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms were called and about a city block was evacuated.

West Chester is about 25 miles west of Philadelphia.

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