Bomb scare at Woonsocket Price Rite turns out harmless

Bomb scare at Woonsocket Price Rite turns out harmless

WOONSOCKET – There is no truth to rumors that police found a dead body or a bomb at the Price Rite on Diamond Hill Road, say Woonsocket Police.

According to Det. Jamie Paone, police did receive a call notifying them that there was a soda bottle wrapped in duct tape in the store's parking lot. Police took proper precautions to secure the suspicious item.

"The bomb squad came out and what they do is a controlled explosion," Paone said.

Paone said the department did receive several strange calls from residents inquiring about a dead body and a bombing/suicide.

"I have no idea where that came from," she said.