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January 31, 2007
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Boston bomb units find 4 suspicious devices; parts of city shut down


Two members of the Mass. Bay Transit Authority police carry a bag of circuit board pieces after a suspicious package containing the boards was detonated by the Boston Bomb Squad near the Sullivan Square subway station in Boston, Wednesday morning.  (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
BOSTON (AP) -- Bomb units scrambled Wednesday to investigate four suspicious devices reported almost simultaneously throughout Boston. The reports forced the temporary shutdowns of part of an interstate, a key inbound roadway and a bridge between Boston and Cambridge.

Police said four calls, which all came in around 1 p.m., reported suspicious devices at the Boston University Bridge, the Longfellow Bridge, the Tufts-New England Medical Center and a major intersection.

The reports came just hours after authorities detonated a suspicious device at subway station located under Interstate 93 in Boston.

Subway service across the Longfellow Bridge, between Boston and Cambridge, was suspended temporarily.

A spokeswoman for the medical center said they had been given the all-clear. A spokesman for the MBTA also said subway service was allowed to resume over the Longfellow Bridge.

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