Suspicious Package Causes Grassy General Store To Briefly Evacuate

Suspicious Package Causes Grassy General Store To Briefly Evacuate

Williamson Co. – The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office says that suspicious object found Friday night at Grassy General Store was nothing more than a misplaced inert training device. Deputy Brian Murrah with the sheriff’s office says the object was collected as evidence. The investigation into how the device became misplaced continues. The sheriff’s office received a report around 6:45 Friday night about an object that  appeared to be some type of explosive device at the business. Williamson County Deputies responded. After a brief investigation assistance was requested from the Carbondale PD/SIU PD Bomb Disposal Unit. Appropriate evacuations and safety measures were put in place. The Illinois State Police, Lake of Egypt Fire Department and Williamson County Fire Protection District also assisting with the call. The Illinois Secreatary of State’s Bomb Disposal Unit assisted with the investigation.

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