BEVERLY (WHDH) - The State Police Bomb Squad responded to the Bertucci’s in Beverly Monday after receiving a report about suspicious device.
Police were called to the restaurant by an employee.
As a precaution, the Bertucci’s and nearby stores and other restaurants were also evacuated.
Officials said the item turned out to be a homemade medical device used for electrical stimulation by a Parkinson’s patient to help with joint pain.
It was not a hoax device.
The patient called the restaurant Monday night looking to get the device back after accidentally leaving it behind.
Investigators were able to corroborate his explanation with his physician.
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