Suspicious Package Found at Republican State Rep’s Office in Montgomery County

The package was found near the office of State Rep. Tom Murt (R-District 152) on York Road near Moreland Avenue Wednesday night.

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  • A suspicious package was found near a Pennsylvania State representative’s office in Hatboro, Montgomery County.
  • The package was found near the office of State Rep. Tom Murt (R-District 152) on York Road near Moreland Avenue Wednesday night.
  • Officials determined the device was not explosive and residents were allowed back inside their homes.

A building was evacuated Wednesday night after a suspicious package was found near a Pennsylvania State representative’s office in Hatboro, Montgomery County. 

The package was found near the front door of the office of State Rep. Tom Murt (R-District 152) on York Road near Moreland Avenue Wednesday night and officials were notified. The building and nearby apartments were evacuated. 

SkyForce10 was over the scene as a bomb disposal robot removed the device. Investigators later determined the device was not explosive and residents were allowed back inside their homes. 

"In light of the events that have occurred nationally, we handled this with an abundance of caution," Hatboro Police Chief James Gardner told NBC10. 

The incident occurred the same day several pipe bombs were sent to CNN’s New York City office as well as several prominent democrats, including Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama.

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