Bomb Squad Called To Death In Allentown Apartment, Police Say

A bomb squad was called to a home in Allentown after a roommate reported the death of a man, local police said.

Benjamin Boehm, 39, was found dead in a house on the 1600 block of East Cedar Street around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Lehigh County officials said.

Allentown Fire Department was called to the scene after police found containers and packages with dangerous tags, Fire Capt said. John Christopher.

A bomb squad and a dangerous goods team were then called to investigate. The substances were found to be used on exotic plants and the scene was safe, said Christopher.

Boehm was declared dead at the scene of the crime at 1:30 a.m. on Monday by assistant coroner Cassandra Schiffner

It is unclear whether the exotic plant substances played a role in Böhm’s death. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday to clarify the cause of death and the cause of death.

The death is still being investigated by the Allentown Police Department and the Allentown Fire Department.

Boehm was at NuStream Marketing, according to his LinkedIn Marketing Director. He was with the company for over 10 years.

He graduated from Drexel University in 2005 and from Parkland High School in 2000.

He loved his dogs and proudly posted that his bloodhound won a title through the American Bloodhound Club and the American Kennel Club in May.

Details of the funeral and memorial service were not yet known at the time of publication.

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