Official: Cords found across Newport bike path were placed with ‘intent to harm’

East Bay
generic newport police car_1535553717349.jpg.jpg

NEWPORT, R.I. (WPRI) — Police are looking for those responsible for placing several cords throughout the bike and hiking path at Miantonomi Park in Newport.

According to a spokesperson for the City of Newport, several stiff cords were placed at various heights, from ankle to chest, across the path.

City staff members removed the cords and the spokesperson said the cords “appear to have been placed with the intent to harm.”

Anyone who discovers any other hazards or has information on potential suspects should call the police department’s non-emergency phone line at (401) 847-1306.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Download Mobile Apps from WPRI 12
DOWNLOAD APPS NOW: Apple App Store | Google Play Store

12 on 12 - Cold Case Cards: All In

More Cold Case Cards All In

Don't Miss

Viewer Pa on

Community Events & Happenings

More Community

The Border Report Tour

More Border Report Tour
Live Cams on