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UPDATE: Suspicious item to be tested, all clear given

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SUPERIOR, WI– 2:55 p.m. Superior Police say investigators have collected and are testing the device that sparked “credible” bomb threat concerns outside the city’s new fire hall Tuesday morning.

Despite the device being collected, Jago said the police department is still waiting for the bomb squad to arrive on scene to complete further investigation per protocol.

Authorities first responded to the area outside the Superior Fire Hall around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, after a passerby reported a suspicious device outside.

The device, which officials describe as a PVC pipe wrapped with electrical tape, has been sent to a crime lab, and will continue to be considered suspicious until more testing is done.

At this time, all lanes of Tower Avenue are back open after lanes in both directions were closed due to the suspicious item.


SUPERIOR, WI– 2:15 p.m. —  Superior Police say investigators have collected and are testing the device that sparked “credible” bomb threat concerns outside the city’s new fire hall Tuesday morning.

According to Public Information Officer Brad Jago, authorities have re-opened southbound traffic on Tower Avenue. Jago said northbound traffic on Tower Avenue outside the fire hall, located at on 3000 bock of Tower Avenue, will remain blocked off until further notice.

Despite the device being collected, Jago said the police department is still waiting for the bomb squad to arrive on scene to complete further investigation per protocol.

Authorities first responded to the area outside the Superior Fire Hall around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, after a passerby reported a suspicious device outside.

Police Chief Nicholas Alexander says the device is about a foot long. No word yet exactly what it is.


SUPERIOR, WI– UPDATE: Superior authorities are closing down Tower Avenue outside the city’s new fire hall due to a “credible” bomb threat, according to a Facebook post from Superior Mayor Jim Paine.

Paine wrote that Tower Avenue is closed in both directions around the fire station, which is located at 3025 Tower Avenue.

City officials say the device has been “shielded” and the street is and will remain closed in both directions until the device is safely cleared.

“Please stay away from this site and use an alternative route. The State Bomb squad is en route and will clear the device in a few hours,” Paine wrote.

The circumstances surrounding the bomb threat are unknown at this time.

According to police, a remote-controlled robot that could safely approach the device found outside of the fire hall was able to take photos of the device confirmed its appearance as a homemade explosive device.

Superior School District officials say students are not being evacuated because police assured them the school buildings are not in a danger zone.

School officials say they will be in constant contact with the police to ensure that remains the case.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

 

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