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DCSO investigating suspicious item on Countryside Drive

September 26, 2019 | 2:29 pm

Updated September 26, 2019 | 9:33 pm

Graphic by Owensboro Times

UPDATE (4:10 p.m.) — “The Owensboro Police Department bomb squad just blew the device in place,” Major Bill Thompson, head of criminal investigations for the DCSO, said. “That only happened about five minutes ago, so we cannot enter the area right now,” Thompson said. “The bomb squad performed a roadside detonation, and that the device is no longer active.”

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Thompson said he could not reveal whether the suspicious device was a bomb at this time, but that question may be answered once the bomb squad completes their evaluation of the detonated device.

“They were concerned enough not to touch it,” he said.

Busses transporting students from Country Heights Elementary School were able to take alternate routes to get the bus riders home safely. The entrance to Countryside subdivision is still blocked off at this time.

Daviess County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious item on Countryside Drive, school transportation from Country Heights Elementary School may be delayed.

Owensboro Police Department Public Information Officer Andrew Boggess said OPD’s bomb squad was called to assist DCSO with the situation. At this point, OPD cannot comment on the suspicious device.

Kentucky State Police are also on the scene.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact DCSO.

We will update this page as we receive more information.

September 26, 2019 | 2:29 pm

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