Abandoned suitcase triggers scare at Sunoco Logistics

Bomb squad responded to Spring Township facility

SPRING TWP., Pa. - The Reading Police Department's bomb squad was pressed into action Friday.

The team's response was triggered by the discovery of a suitcase on the parking lot of Sunoco Logistics in Spring Township.

A FedEx driver making a delivery to the facility on Fritztown Road shortly before 10 a.m. noticed the suitcase and thought its location in the middle of the lot to be suspicious, police said.

No one at Sunoco Logistics recognized the suitcase, so the company called police, who responded and found no evidence of anything unusual about the suitcase.

Out of an abundance of caution, however, police said they called in the RPD bomb squad, which used its robot, armed with a water cannon, to blow apart the suitcase and safely destroy any possible explosives inside.

The suitcase, however, contained only clothing, police said.

The Sunoco Logistics facility serves as a regional office for the company as well as the headquarters for its Mariner East 2 pipeline project.

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