Police Detonate Suspicious Suitcase Near Coast Guard Office in Seaport

Commissioner Evans says an unidentified white male in his 40s left the suitcase behind.

Update: Friday, 2:10 p.m.


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Boston police are asking for the public’s help identifying and locating the man in this photo in relation to the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call District A-1 detectives at (617) 343-4248.


Boston police have detonated a suspicious suitcase left beside the wheel of a U.S. Department of Homeland Security vehicle, near the Coast Guard administrative office in the Seaport District.

Police blocked off Summer Street and Atlantic Avenue upon responding to the scene around 9:50 a.m. Friday. Bomb squad technicians examined the floral print suitcase with an X-ray-equipped robot, and later executed a controlled detonation.

Commissioner Bill Evans said an unidentified white male in his 40s wearing a green coat was spotted leaving the suitcase behind. Wires and a power source were spotted inside, but it is not believed the suitcase contained any explosives. Evans added that federal agents discovered the suitcase while on patrol with K9 unit.

Traffic on Atlantic Avenue and I-93 is experiencing moderate delays as a result.