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IED exploded in car in central Topeka apartment parking lot, authorities say

The explosion was contained to the car, causing an estimated $1500 in damage, TFD said.
Police blocked off 6th St. to investigate a suspicious item found in a vehicle.
Police blocked off 6th St. to investigate a suspicious item found in a vehicle.(WIBW)
Published: Sep. 29, 2020 at 7:35 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Update: 7:35 a.m. 9/30/2020: A preliminary investigation shows an IED was intentionally placed in a car’s passenger compartment Monday night, according to the Topeka Fire Department.

TPD was dispatched to the 4100 block of Southwest 6th St. to investigate a suspicious item found in a vehicle at the Chalet Apartments. The TPD Bomb Unit was brought in out of caution. The area was blocked off while they investigated.

The explosion was contained to the car, causing an estimated $1500 in damage, TFD said. No other damage was done to surrounding cars or property.

The investigation is being led by the Topeka Fire Department. No other devices were found in the area.

No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.

Topeka Police asked people to avoid 6th St. between Yorkshire and Gage as they investigated a suspicious scene.

TPD was dispatched to the 4100 block of Southwest 6th St. to investigate a suspicious item found in a vehicle at the Chalet Apartments. The TPD Bomb Unit was brought in out of caution. The area was blocked off while they investigated.

Traffic was opened back up just before 9 p.m. when TPD moved to just block off the Chalet Apartments parking lot.

Anyone with information should email telltpd@topeka.org or call 785-368-9400. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.

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Posted by WIBW Isaac French on Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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