LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Police say a bomb squad detonated a suspicious item found near a dumpster in the area of the Lincoln Center.
Nearby citizens were told to take cover behind the local Village Pantry before the device was set off.
Police received a call about a suspicious device around 7:48 pm.
That device was located near the dumpster located behind the Lincoln center.
Lt. Matt Gard says officers quickly determined the device as suspicious and called in the Deputy County Bomb Squad.
"They examined it and determined it was a possible explosive device. They were able to render it safe," said Gard.
Gard says there is no immediate threat to the neighborhood.
He encourages anyone who might have information to contact the Lafayette Police Department or the Anonymous WeTip Hotline.