A suspicious device has been safely removed from the side of a bike trail in Bedford, said police.
The device was a beer bottle that was partially filled with flammable liquid and had a piece of cloth sticking out from the top, Bedford police said in a statement.
Workers from the Department of Public Works reported the object about 7:55 a.m. Wednesday while they were cleaning culverts along the Minuteman Bikeway in Bedford.
Bedford police and fire officials found the device in a section of the Elm Brook Conservation Area that intersects the Bikeway. The area is behind the parking lots of 140 South Road and 15 DeAngelo Drive.
The Massachusetts State Police bomb squad was notified of the device. They arrived about 8:45 a.m., confirmed that the liquid was flammable, and then rendered it safe, according to Bedford police.
Bedford police asked anyone with information to call 781-275-1212.Andrew Grant can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.