Plymouth Police Captain John Rogers said the man was attempting to charge his cell phone at the outlet at the stage. Police could not find the man immediately so the area was closed in order to find him.
Aug. 15 4:01 p.m.
According to reports, a man was spotted around 2:30 p.m. placing a backpack under the portable stage in Pilgrim Memorial State Park, near Plymouth Rock.
Police have identified the man as a local homeless person, who told police he was storing the backpack, containing personal belongings, under the stage because he had no where else to put it.
Police do not believe the backpack poses a threat, but are waiting for confirmation from members of the State Police bomb squad. Water Street is closed from Brewster to Union streets in the interim.----
Police have sealed off the area around Plymouth Rock after a suspicious package was reported near the tourist attraction.
The Plymouth Fire Department is in the area and have requested the Massachusetts State Police bomb squad.