NOFD: Fake bomb planted at N.O. East school construction site

A suspicious device was found at N.O. East school construction site Tuesday.

NEW ORLEANS – Multiple agencies were called out to New Orleans East Tuesday afternoon when a suspicious object was reported.

Fire department officials said a fake bomb was placed inside a third-floor window at Ernest M. Morial Elementary School, in the 7700 block of Grant Street.

About 150 construction workers were evacuated around noon when one of them reported the device to 911.

New Orleans homeland security says it appeared to have bomb components, but no explosive materials were found inside.

The device is now under police investigation.

(© 2016 WWL)


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