Heard from somebody caught in the downtown traffic jam?
Here's a partial report:
An LR cop on the scene tells me they found a cell phone, maybe two, wired to a pedestrian crossing light at the corner of Markham and Scott in front of the Statehouse Convention Center. In an abundance of caution, traffic has been rerouted while the Fire Department bomb squad is called out to look over the situation.
On the off-chance that our building across the street is in the blast zone, I think I"ll head home.
UPDATE: It wasn't a cellphone, but a hoax device of batteries and wires that apparently had been placed there some weeks ago. No harm, except to commute times.