DEVELOPING: Bomb Squad, fire personnel at Hagerstown Sam’s Club for found explosives

07 September 2023- The following is a release from the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshall.

Bomb Technicians are actively investigating explosives unearthed during a construction project in the 1700 block of Wesel Blvd in Hagerstown. We are working with our partners at Hagerstown Fire Department Fire Marshals Office.

Out of an abundance of caution, Sam’s Club, as well as two nearby hotels, have been evacuated. There is NO THREAT to the public, and we are actively determining the best and safest course of action.

This may include a controlled detonation of the explosives. This will limit property damage but most importantly keep you, the construction personnel, and our Bomb Techs safe.