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FBI, ATF Search Milford Township Properties Related to Explosions
Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer

            Mark McNutt's wakeup call Thursday morning came around 8 a.m. from his wife asking about all the commotion near their home on Spinnerstown Road in Milford

House in the 2400 block of Old Bethlehem Pike raided early Thursday morning in possible connection with numerous explosions occuring in and around Milford Township over the past few months. Police, fire, EMS, Bomb Squad and other emergency vehicles converge on a warehouse property reportedly owned by David Surman in the 2200 block of Spinnerstown Road in Milford Township.

Township. McNutt saw multiple vehicles with flashing lights and approximately 60 local, county, state and federal law enforcement officials investigating a two-story wood framed building with a loading dock. He watched people taking boxes out of the facility and others putting on hazardous material suits.

            "I thought, 'this is kind of crazy,'" McNutt said.

            Members of the Montgomery County Bomb Squad and the State Police, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigating a former warehouse in the 2200 block of Spinnerstown Road. Officials from the same agencies were identified entering and exiting a residence on Old Bethlehem Pike, near the intersection with Brick Tavern Road, simultaneously.

            Searches at both properties are related to recent explosions in the township and surrounding areas, according to Larry King, the director of communications for the Bucks County District Attorney's Office. Both properties are owned by David Surman Jr. according to information posted on the county website.

            Surman's LinkedIn page lists him as the president of the Consolidated Chemical & Solvents LLC, located in the 2200 block of Spinnerstown Road, since 2012. The business' Facebook page states that it specializes "in custom packaging and private labeling of our vast inventory of products, ranging from technical grade to high purity ACS reagent chemicals."

            The state police and fire police officers detoured all traffic heading north on Spinnerstown Road onto Sleepy Hollow and Steinsburg roads..

            Matt Weintraub, the Bucks County District Attorney, is scheduled brief the media no earlier than 3:30 p.m. at Richland Township municipal building, according to an email from King.





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