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No need for ‘controlled explosions,’ State Police say

Area near Inman Square blocked off

CAMBRIDGE — The “controlled explosions” that bomb technicians had planned to conduct on Norfolk Street near Inman Square were not necessary, according to the State Police. Authorities had been concerned that a car near the home where the brothers suspected of being the Boston Marathon bombers had recently lived contained an explosive, but it did not, according to state police.

The scene was declared to be “clear” around 5 p.m. Police would not comment on whether any thing was found in the brothers’ home.

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