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Medford office building cleared after bomb threat

Posted by Jarret Bencks  February 21, 2013 01:46 PM

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A four-story office building near Wellington Station in Medford was evacuated Thursday morning after a business there received a bomb threat, State Police said.

Medford police and fire officials responded to 1 Cabot Road about 10:15 a.m. after one business reported it had received a phoned-in bomb threat, Medford Deputy Fire Chief Patrick Ripley said. The state's bomb squad arrived about 11 a.m., police said.

The building was evacuated of all employees until 12:35 p.m., after the bomb squad's search of the building came up clean, State Trooper Nicole Morrell said.

There were no issues in the evacuation, Ripley said.

"We didn't find anything unusual, which is a good thing," he said. "They evacuated the building nice and orderly. There was no panic."

Three businesses operate out of the building, Ripley said, including a call center for Agero, a roadside assistance company, and a registration and referral call center for Massachusetts General Hospital. 

Ripley declined to say which business received the call, citing an ongoing police investigation.

Jarret Bencks can be reached at bencks.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on twitter @JarretBencks.

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