'Suspicious Package' at Wheaton Church Declared Safe: Police - NBC Chicago

'Suspicious Package' at Wheaton Church Declared Safe: Police

"In the next few minutes, the DuPage County Bomb Squad will be rendering the device safe," the account tweeted at 8:58 p.m. Monday

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    Police Investigate 'Suspicious Package' at Wheaton Church

    Authorities said they were investigating a "suspicious package" at a Wheaton church Monday evening.

     

    (Published Monday, June 10, 2019)

    Authorities said the "suspicious package" investigated at a Wheaton church Monday evening was declared safe.

    According to a City of Wheaton tweet, St. Joseph's Church located at 412 Crescent St. was being investigated and the street was temporarily closed at the Washington and Sumner intersection.

    Police said they were evacuating nearby homes as a precaution and a bomb squad was called in to determine what the package contained.

    Officials later confirmed it ended up being a box that was completely taped up and "appeared to be a doorbell" with a "bizarre note" that indicated there were numerous electronic devices within.

    "In the next few minutes, the DuPage County Bomb Squad will be rendering the device safe," the account tweeted at 8:58 p.m. Monday. "You may hear a blast which will sound like a shot-gun going off."

    "The note was very bizarre, that's why we needed to take the measures that we did," said an officer at a press conference late Monday.

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