Emergency crews respond to suspicious soda bottles in Peekskill

Authorities from a number of departments were called to a Peekskill bank this morning after an employee discovered more than two dozen soda bottles filled with a mysterious liquid.

Peekskill police, the fire department, the Westchester County Hazardous Materials Unit and the county bomb squad descended upon the Chase bank on East Main Street just after 8:30 a.m.

Crews carefully examined the 29 2-liter bottles, which appeared to be filled with some kind of petroleum product. They say samples were taken to determine exactly what the substance is.

Authorities say they will be examining surveillance video as they try to track down the person who dumped the bottles. They say the person responsible faces illegal dumping charges, along with several others due to the huge emergency response it caused.

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