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Bomb scare in Limerick

I wanted to know if any one saw that the corner at wawa Township line RD and Ridge pike was shut down last night. It started at 11 there were police blocking the intersection and at walgreens behind building trucks with spot light's. On Township line side by the houses a bomb squad and as I watched the bomb squad got out a robot and sent it down the road toward giant gas station, it got to the sign that said Welcome to Limerick it then picked up a pipe, then drove back down the road and turned into walgreens parking lot. The robot then pulled off into the field next to walgreens and then a guy in a bomb suit went over to it after awhile he walked back and yelled FIRE IN THE HOLE and in a couple seconds you heard BOOM and then smoke, at this time it was 1:30 am The police then drove over to it and were there for hours. I woke up today and heard nothing about it. I went over to look where it had happen and saw nothing it is as nothing happen. I must say it was right out of a TV show I could not believe it was happening right here.
Brittany Tressler (Editor) December 29, 2013 at 10:56 PM
Hi Frank - I will ask the Limerick Police about this and get information on the site. Thanks for bringing it up.
Keith December 30, 2013 at 12:41 PM
My son works at Giant and on that night he closed the gas station. As he got to his car to leave around 11 pm he noticed the suspicious pipe with two closed ends, didn't feel comfortable with the situation and called the police. He hasn't heard anything since, but better safe than sorry.
Julie December 30, 2013 at 03:21 PM
Good for him! He could have just ignored it and gone home. Instead he was responsible and called the police. God forbid it would have been a real bomb, but he would have saved a lot of people, considering it could have blown up a gas station!
Brittany Tressler (Editor) December 31, 2013 at 12:07 AM
http://limerick.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/bomb-scare-closes-major-limerick-intersection Thank you so much for this tip, here is the story!

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