Stow officials investigate suspicious package at Stow Shopping Center – updated 2pm – The Stow Independent

September 28, 2022

UPDATE AT 2:00 PM:

They are now clearing the scene according to Fire Lieutenant Erick Benoit. The materials contained in the packaging were found to be non-hazardous. The Plaza and Post Office parking lots are reopened, according to Ann Needle who spoke to Lt. Benoit on site.

From the Stow Fire Department:

Stow Public Safety officials are currently at the scene of a suspicious package.

At 11am, Stow Police and Fire Brigade were dispatched to 117 Great Road, The Stow Shopping Plaza to investigate a suspicious package. Site workers noticed the suspicious object and called 911. Crews will remain at the scene pending the arrival of the Massachusetts State Police bomb squad to help secure the scene.

Stow Police and Fire Departments are asking members of the public to stay away from the area at this time and motorists in the area should exercise caution in the area to allow emergency crews safe access to the area.

This is a last minute update. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

This is believed to be the package in question. (photo Greg Troxel)