Police looking for driver of car where military device was recovered


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Rochester Police Department’s Bomb Squad has recovered a military device in a car that was parked in the area of Winton Road and Atlantic Avenue.

RPD said officers responded to the Mobile gas station at 575 N. Winton Road around 3 a.m. on Thursday for the report of a suspicious vehicle. While investigating, officers observed a suspicious unknown item inside the vehicle and RPD’s bomb squad was called to the scene.

Shortly before 7 a.m., officials reported that the area is now safe and opened to all traffic. At this time, officers said there are no criminal charges in relation to the incident. As of Friday, Rochester police are still looking for the driver of the car.

Check back with News 8 WROC as we will provide updates as they become available.

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