Police Probe Suspected Meth Backpack in Binghamton
Binghamton police and fire units along with state police were on the scene at Main and Edwards streets in Binghamton. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]
A specialized police unit was called to Binghamton's West Side to examine a backpack suspected of containing a mobile meth lab.
Police suspected the backpack contained materials used to make meth. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]
Authorities said city police took a man into custody outside a laundromat at 104 Main Street around 3 a.m. Friday. Police said the man was wanted on a warrant and he was arrested without incident.
Officers on the scene were concerned that a backpack belonging to the man might contain materials used to make meth. The called for a fire department unit to stand by to await a specialized team from the New York State Police.
The backpack sat on a sidewalk next to the laundromat building. Police secured the area to keep people from getting close to it.
One block of Edward Street was closed between Main and North streets as a precaution. Traffic on Main Street was not affected.
Officials said the items in the backpack likely would be analyzed by state police.
Police and fire units blocked Edwards Street just north of Main Streeet. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]For breaking news and updates on developing stories, follow @BinghamtonNow on Twitter.