Lawrence, Mass. Police investigate discovery of possible pipe bombs and chemicals

by The Daily Lede

courtesy David Buswell WCB-TV

courtesy David Buswell WCVB-TV

Residents of Lawrence, Massachusetts were evacuated after the discovery of unknown chemicals and possible pipe bombs were discovered inside a home Sunday morning.

Police and fire crews have responded and the investigation is currently ongoing.  Lawrence,Massachusetts is located about 45 minutes north of Boston.

UPDATE 12:27 edt  The situation in Lawrence has now been declared a Tier 2 hazmat situation and members of the hazmat team and Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad are now investigating

UPDATE 13:56 edt All clear given at HazMat scene in Lawrence, Mass.  Situation deemed non-threatening after bomb making powders and fuses were found in Lawrence apartment by mother of deceased person