Suspicious Device Reported Overnight, Topeka Homes Evacuated

By: 13 News (Posted by Josh Mabry)
By: 13 News (Posted by Josh Mabry)

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- Homes were evacuated overnight while the Topeka Police Department Bomb Squad investigated a suspicious device.

Somebody called the Topeka Police Department around 11 p.m. Sunday and reported a suspicious item found in the 2900 block of southeast Highland Court.

When authorities arrived they found a five gallon bucket a with a metal rod sticking out of it. The bucket was attached to a 12 volt battery.

TPD evacuated surrounding homes and called in the bomb squad.

The squad opened the bucket and found a black substance inside. They confirmed the substance was not a threat but could not identify exactly what it was, police told 13 News.

Anyone with information that might help in the investigation should call Crime Stoppers at 234-0007.


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