Scene cleared after device found near TPD impound lot

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Topeka Bomb Squad is on scene in downtown Topeka after a device was found in downtown Topeka Friday morning.

The Topeka Police Department was notified of the suspicious device at 9:00 a.m. north of the 1st and Jackson area, southwest of the Topeka Police impound lot. Police said a local contracting company had been exploring ground for a project and located what appeared to be old military ordinance.

The Topeka Police Watch Commander said it was a mortar round that was two feet in length and five inches in diameter.

The Watch Commander tells KSNT News nearby businesses have been evacuated at this time and traffic is being blocked and diverted away from the area.

Police tell KSNT News their bomb squad unit has searched the area where the device was located and has found nothing further.

The scene was cleared just after 1:30 p.m.

The Fort Riley EOD unit has taken the item to dispose of it safely.

 

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