Potentially Explosive Devices Placed Near Local Supermarket, Mall
The FBI is investigating following reports several potentially explosive devices were placed in the parking lot of a Hudson Valley supermarket and mall.
The FBI in New York and the Newburgh Police Department are investigating several fake, inert explosive devices placed in public areas on Saturday, according to the FBI.
"The recovered devices do not pose a threat to public safety," the FBI tweeted.
The fake explosive devices were found around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday in the parking lot of the Newburgh Mall and the parking of the Stop & Shop in Newburgh, CBS reports. Both are located on Route 300 in Newburgh.
The New York State Police Bomb Disposal Unit responded to the scene and determined there was never a threat to the public.
However, if you do see a device, do not pick it up and call 911, the FBI warns.
"We ask anyone who saw or knows something about the devices to call the FBI at 212-384-1000," the FBI said.