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Bethlehem bomb squad dispatched to suspicious activity in Wind Gap

WIND GAP, Pa. - Suspicious activity in Northampton County prompted the Bethlehem bomb squad to take action Tuesday afternoon.

According to a press release, police were called around 12:20 p.m. to the Wind Gap Post Office on North Broadway about a white male who had been lingering in the office for a half hour.

The man left a package wrapped in brown paper on a counter in the lobby and then, suspiciously, quickly left the office and never returned.

Residences and businesses along North Broadway were evacuated near the scene.

Around 2:45 p.m. the package was declared safe.

Police are looking for the man, described as between 30 and 45 years old, about 5'3" to 5'4, and wearing a red button flannel and baseball cap. He is described as having black hair and scruffy facial hair.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Slate Belt Regional Police Department at 610-759-8517.



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