Bomb squad called to Amherst over suspicious package

AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Erie County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad was called to an address in Amherst Thursday night.

Amherst Police say a citizen found a suspicious package in the roadway near Sweethome and I-990 while driving. He took the package to his home on Sunshine Drive and called police after he became suspicious about its contents.

The bomb squad came to remove the package for further examination as a precaution. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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