Police Investigating 'Suspicious Bottles' Found in Evanston

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    The Evanston Police Department is investigating after two “suspicious bottles” were found, both containing ammonia-like liquid and tin foil.

    One bottles were recovered separately in the 2700 and 2800 block of Lincoln Street, police said.

    Both bottles were diffused by personnel from Evanston Fire and Life Safety Services, but the police department is warning the public that the devices are hazardous if handled and can cause injury, according to a release from the Evanston Police Department.

    Residents are asked to call police if they observe or locate any plastic bottles that appear to contain a similar substance or are unfamiliar and should not handle the bottle in any way, police said.

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    “This type of device becomes harmful if agitated by movement and cannot be activated remotely,” the release said.

    Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call (847) 866-5040.