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      Suspicious package at laundromat

      Update: Thursday, August 22, 2013

      A 16-year-old Forsyth Township male has been charged in connection with a suspicious package left in a restroom at a laundromat in Gwinn Monday.

      The package contained electronic components and was wrapped tightly in plastic and tape to give the appearance of an explosive device.

      The items seized from a search warrant conducted on Tuesday are being compared to components used to construct the device.

      All evidence has been shipped to the Michigan State Police Forensic Lab in Marquette.

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      Police have identified a person of interest after a suspicious package was found Monday night at a laundromat near Gwinn. Forsyth Township police and fire crews were called to the Super Clean laundromat around 7:30 p.m. The laundromat is located on the M-35 curve in New Swanzy.

      Authorities, including the MSP Bomb Squad from Gaylord, cleared the scene around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Traffic was detoured around the scene while crews investigated.

      Forsyth Township Police said that they executed a search warrant on a Forsyth Township residence in connection to incident. They will not comment on what exactly the suspicious package was.

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      ORIGINAL STORY - Monday, 9:55 p.m.

      A suspicious package has been found at a laundromat in Gwinn.

      About a half-mile area around the Super Clean laundromat is blocked off. The business is located on the M-35 curve in New Swanzey. Traffic is being detoured.

      The suspicious package has been isolated and a bomb squad is enroute from downstate Gaylord. Forsyth Township police and firefighters got the call after 7:30 Monday night.

      We have a reporter on the scene and will bring you more information as we get it.