ROBINSON, Ill. (WTHI) - A janitor was the first person to find the suspicious package around 7:20 Monday morning. In response law enforcement put all downtown activity on hold. That included a reverse 911 call to people in the area.
Two blocks in each direction were blocked off to traffic. That included Route 33.
The Secretary of State Police hazardous device unit was called in. One member of that unit investigated the package. After around 10 minutes of working crews were given the all-clear.
Police discovered that the package was empty. But the story doesn't stop there. Police then began investigating the box once it was deemed safe.
Crawford County Sheriff William Rutan explains, "It doesn't look like it's just an empty box. There's some glue, there's two boxes involved. It just seems like it was intentional to disrupt the flow of the court system."