DECATUR, Il.. (WCIA) — The UIUC Police Bomb Squad responded Tuesday to Decatur Fire Station #1 after an unknown object was turned in.
That item turned out to be a harmless road flare, the bomb squad says, adding the person did the right thing by alerting the authorities.
Decatur Police have given the all-clear. Officers say someone who was cleaning a home out found something they couldn’t identify.
ORIGINAL POST: DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — Decatur Police says the UIUC Police Bomb Squad is responding to investigate an item that was turned in to the city’s Fire Station #1 on North Water Street near East Waggoner Street.
A police lieutenant says someone cleaning out a house in Decatur found something they couldn’t identify, adding it may be a road flare, a stick of dynamite, or a firework.
Decatur Police say they are waiting on the bomb squad to arrive and investigate.
Officers are asking people and drivers to avoid the area.