Thanks to John Houghton who noticed this.
Boston, 28 February: The Boston Bomb Squad, who made their city a national laughing stock a month ago by blowing up cartoon Lite-Brites, answered the question “What will you do for an encore?” by blowing up a traffic measuring device put in place by the Boston Transportation Department.
Unfortunately this is a single-source story, and that source is Fox News so it has to be treated as unconfirmed, but they have video. Apparently the Fox News truck was in the financial district to get backdrops for a report on the recent downturn in the stock market, and got the whole thing on tape.
This makes me wonder some things. Both of the recent events, this one and the Mooninite affair, happened on the last day of the month, and both involved an apparent over-reaction to obviously harmless objects. Does someone have some actual intel that says there’ll be an attack on Boston with an explosive device on the last day of a month, but they don’t know which month?
I also wonder who Boston will try to fine for the cost of the police response for dealing with this hoax? And when will Michael Chertoff offer his congratulations on their efficient and effective response to the threat?