At about 9:50 AM on Friday, December 4, 2015, officers from District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a radio call for a suspicious package in the area of 408 Atlantic Avenue.
Upon arrival, officers were informed that a suspicious male had dropped a suitcase by the rear tire of a marked Department of Homeland Security vehicle then left the area in a hurry. The BPD Explosive Ordinance Unit responded, conducted an investigation of the object, and then performed a controlled detonation of the suitcase. The officers deemed there to be no additional threat to the public.
Officers are seeking the public's assistance in locating and identifying the above person of interest in relation to this incident. Anyone with any information is asked to call District A-1 Detectives directly at (617) 343-4248.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.