Police Evacuate Neighborhood After Finding Explosive Device

By: Stephanie Schultz
By: Stephanie Schultz

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Police evacuated homes and apartment complexes around 17th and SW Western after finding a suspicious explosive device.

Officials were called to the scene, 1631 SW Western, around 6:00 p.m. and say it's part of another investigation.

Lt. Russ Klumpp with the TPD Criminal Investigation Division says they were called for a separate investigation. As they were talking to the family, they noticed a device that resembled a grenade.

The device has been identified as a military training grenade. There are no explosives in the device and it doesn't have any fuses attached to it.

No other details are being released at this time. Check back with WIBW on this developing story.


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