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ISP: Scene of suspicious package in northern Terre Haute rendered safe

Police say the scene of a suspicious package in northern Terre Haute was rendered 'safe' just before 1:00 on Thursday afternoon.

Posted: Aug 22, 2019 11:19 AM
Updated: Aug 22, 2019 5:44 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A northside Terre Haute neighborhood received the all-clear after a suspicious package was discovered on top of a trash can on Thursday morning.

Around 8:30, an Indiana State Police trooper was notified of the suspicious package.

The explosive ordnance disposal, or EOD Team, was called to the 5000 Block of North Clinton Street to further investigate.

The package, described as a duct-taped Christmas style tin, was x-rayed and then later destroyed by EOD crews.

"That resident did an outstanding job of notifying us, letting us know that something was suspicious. People are just being vigilant, and that's what we need from people out here We can't be everywhere 24/7, 365," Matt Ames, from Indiana State Police said.

Ames said no explosive devices were found inside the package.

While the investigation was underway, the area was blocked off to traffic and residents.

The all-clear was given just before 1:00.

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