Neighbors are stunned by an investigation unfolding inside a home in Franklin, Massachusetts, where hazmat crews worked Wednesday to remove suspicious chemical items.
"I am absolutely flabbergasted," said Jessica Tolmie. "I've lived here my whole life."
Responders were on Stewart Street for hours removing the chemicals from the house. Fire crews first arrived at the home at 8 a.m. for a medical emergency, where they first observed the suspicious items.
"A little concerning," said neighbor Sean Davey. "I have four kids in the house."
"This is, like, really blowing my mind, especially in this neighborhood. We're filled with kids," said Tolmie. "Everybody knows each other."
Neighbors say an older couple lives in the home with their son, who's in a wheelchair because he lost a leg from diabetes.
"I see the woman walking her dog every day, I've seen the son moving his wheelchair up and down the street, walking the dog. You never think this could happen in your own neighborhood," said Davey.
What kind of chemicals are in the home is still unknown, but one source close to the investigation says they're looking at a possible meth lab, something neighbors doubt, as it's not in line with the family they know.
The bomb squad was on the scene for a while, but police now say there is no danger to the neighborhood.