March 10, 2014

News Release

For Immediate Release

Person of interested detained in afternoon bomb scare

One person has been detained in an afternoon bomb scare on Springfield's south side. Around 2 p.m. this afternoon, the Springfield Fire Department Bomb Squad was called to the 4400 block of S. Reed for a potential explosive device discovered by the occupants of the home. A suspicious device was located and removed from the home. It was rendered safe outside the home. A person of interest was identified and was subsequently arrested in Springfield. Charges have not yet been filed. The investigation is ongoing. There were no injuries as a result of the incident.

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