Man In Custody After Threatening His Girlfriend With Homemade Bomb

At approximately 19:40 hours Monday evening, Boston Police received calls of a suspicious package in the area of 79 Gainsborough Street.

Boston Police, Boston Police Bomb Squad, the K-9 Unit, Boston EMS, and Boston Fire were all called in to the scene. The suspicious package appeared to be a homemade bomb, which is thought to be made by an emotionally distressed person and put at the front door of his girlfriends house.

The individual believed to be responsible for the bomb was evaluated by EMS and ultimately did not require transport to a hospital. He was taken into custody by BPD. The arrest information has not yet been made available and will be updated pending release.