Police: ‘Explosion’ Blast Site Found in Tioga County, Left Hole in Ground

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After numerous reports of an explosion over the weekend in Tioga County, N.Y., police are releasing new information.

New York State Police say Tioga County 911 received numerous calls regarding an explosion that occurred in an unknown area in the Towns of Tioga, Owego, or Candor around 4:47 p.m. on Dec. 31.

Police say a check of these areas for the site of the explosion was conducted, with no site being immediately located.

Police say on Jan. 1, a continued search resulted in a blast site being located in the vicinity of Diamond Valley Road in the Town of Tioga.

An investigation of the scene indicated an unknown type of explosive substance was detonated in a field causing no damage, but leaving a hole in the ground. 

The site was processed by the New York State Police and FBI Bomb Disposal Units with evidence collected for analysis. 

Police say collected evidence is being forwarded to the FBI lab in Quantico, Virginia for chemical testing.  

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is requested to contact the New York State Police at (607) 687-3961.

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