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Bomb squad called to Citizen's Bank

The Philadelphia Police Department's Bomb Squad was called to Citizen's Bank Park this morning after a maintenance worker reported hearing an explosion while he was mowing the grounds, according to police.

Bomb squad called to Citizen's Bank

(File Photo)
(File Photo)

This post has been updated.

The Philadelphia Police Department's Bomb Squad was called to Citizen's Bank Park this morning after a maintenance worker reported hearing an explosion while he was mowing the grounds, according to police.

The explosion was declared unfounded. A police spokeswoman said unexploded fireworks were found at the ballpark, but a Phillies spokeswoman denied those reports in a written statement this afternoon.

Around 9:45 a.m., the worker was mowing at a PECO substation next to Lot Q when he reported hearing an explosion coming from underground, police said. The bomb squad was called out at 10:08 a.m. and quickly placed the situation under control.

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