Hanover: Officials concerned more explosions may lead to serious injury

Hanover officials are investigating several explosive devices after being called to two separate locations in town this month.

On March 12th, Hanover police officers and firefighters responded to the area of Pine Street and Tower Hill Drive after witnesses said they saw a bright flash and heard two explosions.

The State Police Bomb Squad detonated unexploded devices that were found and taken to a secure location.

Three days later, Hanover officials received a similar report from witnesses and responded to an area not far from Pine Street near Hearthstone Lane and Fieldstone Lane, but no devices were recovered.

Fire Chief Jeff Blanchard said in a press release that officials are concerned that future incidents involving explosions may lead to serious injury or property damage and noted that the devices found are non-commercial and were made by untrained parties.

An investigation into who made the explosive devices is on-going.

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With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.