Pa. State Police warn Bucks County residents of mysterious explosions in area

Authorities are looking for anonymous tips.

Tim Jimenez
May 30, 2018 - 7:39 am
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QUAKERTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — State Police in Upper Bucks County have a warning for residents. Mysterious booms that people have been hearing overnight in the area were caused by explosions. There have been more than 20 of them since April 2 in the hours between 1 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. 

Many people, who live in places like Quakertown, Coopersburg and Springfield Township in Bucks County have been mystified by these loud booms in the overnight hours. One resident, Sue, says she hasn’t heard them but her husband was startled in the middle of the night. 

“Didn’t know what it was. Thought somebody was blowing something up, like it sounded like an explosive,” she said.

Pennsylvania State Police, in a statement, say these mysterious booms were caused by explosions.

"Our local, state and federal law enforcement agencies all take these events very seriously and are working diligently to protect the citizens of our community. Keeping everyone safe is our shared number one priority," police said. "These events disrupt emergency response personnel from their normal course of duty, straining local resources and impeding emergency personnel from responding to other calls for service."

No one has been hurt this whole time, but police are concerned that may change. What exactly is going on, and who is involved, have yet to be determined.

"We are counting on assistance from members of our community to keep our counties safe," State Police said in the statement. "We are asking everyone to please remain vigilant and to pay attention to events and persons around you. Regardless of how insignificant you think your tip may be, we strongly encourage you to come forward with your information. You do have the option to remain anonymous when aiding this investigation."

Police urge anyone with information about who may be behind these blasts, to give them a call. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling Lehigh Valley Crime Stopper at 800-426-TIPS or Dublin station at 215-249-9191 (ask for Trooper Jordan Houck).