NEWTON, Kan. (KAKE) - Wichita Police's bomb squad was called to Newton Saturday evening because of a suspicious device.
At approximately 6:15 Saturday evening, an officer was dispatched to an empty lot in the 900 block of N. Sherman St. on reports of the suspicious device. After briefly examining the device, the officer believed it to be a homemade pipe bomb. It appeared as if someone had tried to light it, but failed.
In a Facebook post by the Newton Police Department, the Wichita Police bomb squad was contacted and they responded to the scene. They were able to safely examine and X-ray the item and determine that it was, in fact, an improvised explosive device.
The bomb squad safely contained the bomb squad and transported it to Wichita, where it will be processed, examined more thoroughly and safely disposed of.
There are no suspects at this time and the investigation is ongoing.