NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) _ Authorities say a police bomb unit is removing items from a car with Massachusetts plates that was pulled over in the city of Niagara Falls. Trooper Jeffrey Bebak (BEE'-bak) says a state police bomb disposal team is using a robot to remove items from the car that was stopped earlier this morning. Bebak says two men are being questioned by police but he has no other details. The robot was seen removing three packages from the car and depositing them next to the vehicle. The street has been blocked off. The Buffalo News reports that police say the car was occupied by brothers who had what appeared to be proper Massachusetts identification. The response came amid an intense manhunt in Massachusetts one of the Boston Marathon bombers. Homeland Security, the Joint Terrorism Task Force and NY State Police are assisting in the ongoing investigation.
Contents have been taken out of the car and a flatbed is on scene to possibly tow the vehicle. A State Police robot pulled about three large black backpacks and what appeared to be a white bag from the back of the vehicle. Police call the bags suspicious at this point. Police said that around 8 a.m., a resident called in a tip about a suspicious vehicle in the area of 19th Street and Elmwood Avenue. The vehicle was pulled over and two individuals inside were detained. The vehicle has Massachusetts license plates, but no connection to any news out of Boston this week has been confirmed. Read the entire article: