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Dallas Assists Local PD

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March 29, 2019 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

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Around 6 p.m. on March 26, a Jackson Township Police Department officer arrived at SCI Dallas' main gate asking if he could detonate a jar filled with an unknown liquid substance he had recovered from a nearby residence. The PD needed a place close by to detonate the substance because they were not sure what it was or how far they could travel with it in a vehicle being bounced around on the rural roads. They didn't know what might set it off.

The main gate sergeant notified the prison lieutenant and shift commander, who gave the police department permission to use the prison's shooting range. The prison's security office escorted them and the Scranton Haz-mat team to the range, where the unknown liquid substance was detonated and destroyed without incident, and everyone left the prison grounds by 7 p.m.

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