BOSTON (WHDH) -- Police investigated a possible suspicious device under an MBTA bus Thursday morning after a man acted suspiciously on a route 66 MBTA bus in Boston’s Mission Hill.
“As the driver was looking in the mirror she observed and individual who bent down and appeared to be placing a black object underneath the bus, as if attaching some type of device underneath that bus,” said Daniel Linskey of the Boston Police Department.
The man got off the bus around 9:20 a.m. People became concerned he might have booby trapped the bus. “We tried to examine it using a dog, we used mirrors…none of that was successful to get a new view. We actually had to bring in a large heavy-duty wrecker to hoist…let the bomb tech see underneath,” said Dep. Chief Robert Lenehan of the Transit Police.
The 27-year-old man was arrested and faces charges including disturbing the peace and inhibiting mass transit. “He was in a garb, (a)n middle eastern garb -- appeared to be in need of some type of medical services,” said Linskey. No explosive device was found, but the bus was towed away to investigate further. Police only found a milk bottle under the bus.