The pressure cooker that was found in a Saugus trash can was declared safe by police.  (File photo) The pressure cooker found in a Saugus trash can was declared safe by police.

The discarded pressure cooker found in a Saugus garbage can Monday has been declared safe by police.

According to CBS Boston, about 7:10 a.m. Monday, officers were sent to a store at 359 Broadway after a female witness reported a pressure cooker had been placed in a trash barrel, Saugus Police said in a prepared statement. When the officers arrived, a portion of the Rite-Aid’s parking lot was closed and access to the store was restricted.

With the aid of the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad, the cooker was examined and declared to be safe, WHDH reports.

 

Saugus Police are asking that people use great caution when disposing of irregular items.

“The practice of discarding or disposing of items such as pressure cookers in trash receptacles clearly visible to the public is irresponsible,” police said.

Back in April, two pressure cooker bombs were detonated at the Boston Marathon.

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