Concord police investigating ‘incendiary device’ found near State House over the weekend

Monitor staff
Published: 3/27/2023 1:40:23 PM

Law enforcement officials flocked to downtown Concord Saturday night after receiving reports of a suspicious device near the State House, police said. 

Concord Police were called to the area of 2 Capital Plaza at 8:05 p.m. Saturday evening and located an incendiary device. 

The New Hampshire State Police Explosive Unit was called in and determined it was a smoke-style device designed to generate smoke rather than an explosion, police said.

The incident remains under investigation by the Concord Police Department, who are looking to the public in identifying anyone responsible for the placement of the device. Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to contact the police department at 603-225-8600. 

Jamie Costa

Jamie Costa joined the Monitor in September 2022 as the city reporter covering all things Concord, from crime and law enforcement to City Council and county budgeting. She graduated from Roger Williams University (RWU) in 2018 with a dual degree in journalism and Spanish. While at RWU, Costa covered the 2016 presidential election and studied abroad in both Chile and the Dominican Republic where she reported on social justice and reported on local campus news for the university newspaper, The Hawks' Herald. Her work has also appeared in The *Enterprise *papers and the *Cortland Standard *and surrounding Central New York publications. Costa was born and raised on Cape Cod and has a love for all things outdoors, especially with her dog.

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