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06 Nov 2018 | 10:43 PM UTC

US: Unknown substance reported at Boston polling place November 6

United States of America News Alert

Authorities respond to reports of unknown substance at polling place in Boston (Massachusetts) amid US midterm elections November 6; further details still emerging

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/6/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/6/2018, 11:59 PM (America/New_York). COUNTRY/REGION Boston (Massachusetts)

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Event

Authorities are responding to reports of an unknown substance at a polling place in Boston (Massachusetts) on the afternoon (local time) of Tuesday, November 6. A hazmat team has been called to the site, located at 735 Shawmut Avenue in the Roxbury area. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected in the area over the coming hours.

Context

The incident comes amid voting in the 2018 US midterm elections, held November 6.

Advice

Individuals in the Boston area are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the incident, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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