Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Slate Belt Watch: Bomb Scare in Bangor

Slate Belt Watch, a very informative Facebook page that I consider a form of participatory journalism, alerted citizens close to rush hour that an evacuation was in process in downtown Bangor on S. 1st St because of a blue book bag sticking out of the UPS box located by the post office. About an hour later, the scene was declared safe. Because a Daycare is in the vicinity, many parents were understandably concerned.

One Slate Belt Watcher snapped a pic of someone in a bomb squad outfit, although it could also be a giant Kermit the Frog.

I loved the humor.

One watcher remarked, "I just ask that all of you keep this in mind, this is Bangor, and no one here is smart enough to make a bomb."

"Just meth," added another.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bangor has a downtown?

Anonymous said...

Thought the only Bangor "bomb" was in the Exec's Office at Northampton County Gov't Center?

Anonymous said...

"I just ask that all of you keep this in mind, this is Bangor, and no one here is smart enough to make a bomb." Priceless!