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ISP Destroy Possible Explosive Device In Vincennes Park

Last updated on Wednesday, September 18, 2013

(VINCENNES) - An Indiana State Police Explosive Ordinance Disposal team has contained and destroyed a possible explosive device in a Vincennes Park.

It was called in to police around 5 a.m. local time Wednesday morning.

Police set up a perimeter around Kimmell Park on the riverfront to investigate what they said was a possible pipe bomb found in the park.

The Indiana State Police EOD team was called in to investigate.

They say no evacuations were ordered because it was not near a residential area.

Authorities say the suspicious device was found near the entrance of the park which is close to the Vincennes University track field.

Vincennes University students and staff were notified through email with the following alert:

VU E-Alert: Vincennes City Police have located a suspected pipe bomb near the entrance of Kimmell Park. In response, a safety perimeter has been blocked off including the Construction Technology Building and the VU track. Do not attempt to enter this area until further notice.

Officials say the VU track field and the Construction Technology Building were closed off to the public while the police investigated. They have since been given the all clear and classes are resuming as scheduled.

Kimmell park remains closed as officials continue to investigate.

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