Iowa: Improvised explosive device removed from Cedar Rapids alleyway

The Cedar Rapids Metro Hazardous Devices Unit removed an improvised explosive device from an alley behind a residence on the 1700 block of Park Ave. SE Tuesday morning.

Police were called to the area just before 11 a.m. for a report of a suspicious item in the alley, according to a news release from the Cedar Rapids Police Department. The area was blocked off while technicians from the hazardous devices unit determined the suspicious item was an improvised explosive device, and safely removed and mitigated it.

The release did not specify what the device was made of. The incident is still being actively investigated.

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Source: The Gazette