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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.


      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.


      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.